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Swim Designer Fled Iran After Being Lashed for Wearing Mini-Skirt

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Designer Tala Raassi believes that 'Fashion is Freedom'

Tala Raassi spent her life straddling two cultures. She was born in Maryland in 1981, but her family moved to Tehran, Iran, shortly after her birth and remained there until 2000. The Raassi family returned to the US following a traumatic altercation with the Basij and since, Tala has made quite a splash in the luxury swimwear scene. Raised Muslim, Tala was subject to strict rules regarding dress for women as she was growing up, but she’s used that experience to create a line that celebrates women’s right to choose what they put on their body.

Tala Raassi Fabric

Source: Instagram @talaraassi

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