Dolce & Gabbana launches hijab collection

Dolce & Gabbana launches hijab collection
High-end fashion range targeting Muslim shoppers features hijabs printed with daisies, lemons and red roses.Dolce & Gabbana is to launch a collection of hijabs and abayas targeting wealthy Muslim women in the Middle East.

The debut line by the Italian luxury fashion house features headscarves and the loose, full-length outer garment favoured by some Muslim women.

The hijabs come in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse fabrics, with D&G signature lace detailing on the hems. The Arabian edition of, the fashion website where the pieces were revealed, reported: “They also appear to feature a lightweight and dramatic drape.” There is also a nod to the D&G spring collection with hijabs printed with daisies, lemons and red roses.

Stefano Gabbana, co-founder of the luxury brand, announced the launch of the collection on hisInstagram account using the hashtag #dgabaya.

No information has been released on how much the pieces will cost or in which regions the garments will be available.

The line received a warm reaction from some. Dina Gharbo tweeted: “Beautiful! I think I just found this year’s Eid outfit.” Another woman, Nicole Restrepo, posted on Facebook: “Stunning clothing! I would love to buy them for a economical price … I’m not a Muslim but I love the style.” Others, however, were more sceptical and described the move as a marketing ploy.  Read more

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