Dolce & Gabbana’s inaugural collection of hijabs and abayas has made its global reveal on Style.com/Arabia.
For the most part, 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.
According to Refinery29, the collection has drummed up plenty of excitement on social media:
“Thank you, @dolcegabbana for seeing that there is beauty in our differences. #MuslimandProud #DolceandGabbana,” wrote one Twitter user.
“This will make some people freak out! Enjoy!! The Dolce & Gabbana Abaya Collection Debut,” another tweeted.
Others were a bit more critical of the label’s motives behind a modest collection aimed at Middle Eastern shoppers: “Catering to where the $$$$ is. Smart marketing!” one Instagram user commented on Gabbana’ s shot of the new looks.