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Dolce & Gabbana launches hijab and abaya collection

07 January 2016, 09:51Marisa Crous

Recently featured in an H&M ad campaign, model and Muslim Mariah Idrissi says that women who wear the Hijab are ignored when it comes to both high-street as well as haute couture fashion, reports the Times report

It seems that Idrissi’s comments are echoed by many Muslim women the world over, as there is a serious lack of choice available.  

Dolce & Gabbana aims to correct this imbalance by launching a hijab and abaya line of couture items for Muslim women. We are sure many high-end designers will soon follow suit.

According to Refinery 29, the Italian design house’s inaugural Spring 2016 collection comes in neutral hues, such as black, sandy and beige, but it compromises of satin weave charmeuse, sheer georgette and pieces patterned with daisies, lemons and red rose. Some of the collection pieces features a dramatic draping effect and appear light-weight. This is a chic addition to be worn casually or to a formal occasion.

In a remark to Refinery29, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, editor-in-chief and CEO of fashion blog MuslimGirl.net, says it’s great that a major fashion house is extending its tastes to Muslim clothing, yet she wonders whether this might not also exploit Muslim women to an extent. 

Honestly, it makes it blatantly obvious, if anything, that there is still a massive lack of cultural diversity in mainstream high-street and haute couture fashion – now is the time to change this.

Dolce & Gabbana has received mixed reviews from social media followers as some are calling it a smart move while others say it’s ‘ridiculous and awful.’

- Woman24


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