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Dolce & Gabbana Launches Muslim Pieces: A Fashion Controversy?


Fashionistas are going to flip when they hear what the most successful, elite fashion brand has in stores for the industry. Italian luxury brand, Dolce & Gabbana, has created one of the most unique collections the fashion world has ever seen; they combined their amazing fashion sense with the modest Muslim hijab and abayas for Muslim women. Dolce & Gabbana will most likely be answering some questions about this contradicting duo. Hijabs and abayas are typically worn in Middle Eastern culture. Will this collection become a fashion controversy? Will other designers follow this trend?


According to Vogue, Dolce & Gabbana’s revenue is projected to sky rocket from $266 billion in 2013 to $484 billion by 2019.  People of the Muslim culture were very excited about the high end brand creating pieces that support a very prevalent part of their culture. Many Muslim women including myself were shocked and impressed to see Dolce & Gabbana designing hijabs and abayas. You could say that this is a game changer and the beginning of a beautiful cultural development. Some may say that this Dolce & Gabbana collection will be very exciting to see and wear, but others might think otherwise.  Some Muslims might think: “When did the hijab and abaya become a fashion statement? It should be expressed as part of the Islamic religion.” Comment below on how you feel about the collection. Do you think they went too far or do you think it was a great idea to bring this collection into the fashion world?


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