Dolce & Gabbana launches Islamic fashion line

A model wears the traditional hijab and abaya, in D&G style. (photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

A model wears the traditional hijab and abaya, in D&G style. (photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

Following in the footsteps of H&M’s recruiting a veiled Muslim model and DKNY launching a Ramadan collection in 2014, Dolce & Gabbana became the next high-end fashion corporation to embrace the Islamic-styled clothes, releasing their line of hijabs and abayas (long dresses for Muslim women).

The collection was featured on Style.com Arabic website, Stefano Gabbana’s personal instagram, and the official instagram of Dolce & Gabbana. Caterina Minthe of Style.com Arabia described the mainly neutral collection of black and beige hijabs and abayas as “sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse fabrics with copious lace details along hems.”

Part of the new collection by Dolce & Gabbana. (photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

Part of the new collection by Dolce & Gabbana. (photo: Dolce & Gabbana)

Some criticized the line of targeting a specific consumer, describing it as “a smart business move” but others said they appreciate the effort of the recognition Islamic style is getting from international brands.

The collection features some of Dolce & Gabbana’s usual trademarks of texture, embroidered lace, and pops of print, all in a fairly neutral, wearable color palette.

 

 

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