Haute designers Dolce & Gabbana debuted its first abaya collection on Style.com/Arabia. The designs look like typical D&G, with campy florals and rich lace accents.
Reuters reports that Yemen has seen a small revolution in abayas. New models, as seen in the clip at the link, feature embellishment, detail, and decoration that's anything but retiring, and are proving a hit. [Reuters]
Apparently Saudi Arabia's religious police are cracking down on adorned abayas — the black cloaks worn by women — prior to Eid — the celebration which marks the end of the month of Ramadan (it's today). Shopkeepers attempting to sell the black robes decorated with patterns, beads or trim — allowed under slightly…