Italian fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana launched its first collection of abayas and hijabs this week and the collection made a global reveal on Style.com/Arabia. Read more below
The collection comes in neutral hues, luxe black and sandy beige—while a sprinkling of abayas capture the Sicilian spirit of the house (and make a nod to the Spring 2016 collection) with printed daisies, lemons, and lush red roses. The abayas and hijabs come in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse fabrics and include copious lace details along hems. They also appear to feature a lightweight and dramatic drape, which makes this debut collection rife with special occasion overlays to be worn to celebrate the inimitable dolce vita that is distinct to us in the Arab world. style.com/arabia
High-end fashion is currently booming in the Middle East. It was recently reported that sales of personal luxury goods in the Middle East hit $8.7 billion in 2015 — up from $6.8 billion the year before. D&G operates 13 stores and boutiques in the United Arab Emirates, with multiple outposts across Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. It is no wonder D&G went in this direction. Muslim women are known for their interest in fashion and expensive taste, from wearing designer brands to having Swarovski crystals and other delicate detailing added to sleeves and hemlines of their garments.