When you think of Dolce & Gabanna, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, I immediately think of quality, luxury, signature silhouettes and the sophisticated woman. The high-end fashion brand has put together something more modest for one special collection.
For the first time, designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have released a collection of hijabs and abayas (ankle-length robes) specifically targeting Muslim shoppers in the Middle East. The collection is intended as “An enchanting visual story about the grace and beauty of the marvelous women of Arabia.” A few pieces within the collection include long black and beige dressed made of georgette and charmeuse fabrics. In addition, some pieces are embellished with lace featuring daisies, lemon, polka dots and rose prints from their Spring/Summer 2016 line.
Though the Italian fashion house is catering to Muslim women, this is not the first time the brand has designed for a specific market. According to a report by Thomson Reuters, “Muslim women are expected to spend $484 billion on clothing and shoes by 2019. Not only is Dolce & Gabbana tapping into the Middle Eastern fashion industry, they are also showcasing modest fashion and creating a spotlight for Muslim women to be acknowledged.
What do you think of this collaboration? Are there any pieces you would wear? Let us know in the comment section below!
*Pictures all from Style.com/Arabia and Tumblr
By: Ajea Nicole
Ajea Nicole is a 20 something from Boston, MA who craves anything style related. Though her love of style originated from scouring her mom’s closet, she often gleans style inspiration from Solange and June Ambrose. When she is not catching up on Project Runway, she can be found working out at the gym, reading a good book or somewhere in a sushi restaurant. Connect with her! Twitter: @ajeanicole Instagram: @ajeanicole