Change in Saudi Arabia reaches the mantle of women[/ltr]
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After lifting the ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, fashion designer Iman Juhraji led her friends to the beach in Jeddah where they replaced them with bicycles.
The embroidered colorful gowns that were designed in the form of a one-piece suit worn by them shimmered amidst a sea of loose black gowns, but no one stopped them.
Saudi Arabia is gradually gaining more freedoms under a reform program led by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who wants to diversify the world's largest oil exporter and open up its closed society.
The government has recently allowed women to join the security forces and no longer require the consent of the guardian before opening a company. They can now drive, but women in the kingdom still need permission to marry or travel abroad.
Prince Mohammed paved the way for two years for many social changes, including the return of cinemas and music concerts by curbing the influence of the CPV, which stopped women in the street if they felt their clothes were not decent enough.
On such days in Morocco, with extreme heat receding, women exercise on a beachfront promenade.
"I want to play sport, play my bike with my soul, I seek God, but I want to change our society but we change from a lazy society to an active society," said Iman Juhraji.
In 2007, Iman was frustrated by the lack of jogging or cycling so she designed one for herself. She began to make these gowns for her friends and sell what she called the "sports abaya".
Designs for various activities such as driving gowns and shorter lengths are offered to allow the use of bicycle switches.
But most importantly, Juhraji believed that she did not use black at all.
She said her designs "for freedom, for life, for flexibility for ease of rest," adding that women love colors.
She is optimistic that Saudi Arabia's strict social rules will ease more, but she is still convinced that many women will continue to wear abaya in one way or another.
For them, such as the Sarees, it is a symbol of a cultural rather than a religious heritage.