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Dolce & Gabbana Debuts a New Line of Abayas and Hijabs

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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.

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Style.com/Arabia describes the new collection:

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...

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Business Insider notes that D&G is one of the many designers making inroads into the $266 billion market of Muslim women, one that has traditionally been ignored by both haute couture and box retail. With that market expected to expand to $484 billion by 2019, DKNY and Tommy Hilfiger already sell hijabs and other clothes geared to the religious needs of Muslim women. In July 2014, DKNY launched a Ramadan line styled by designer Tamara al Gabbani and stylist Yalda Golsharifi.

In a piece for Elle, Haute Hijab CEO Melanie Elturk celebrated H&M’s use of a Muslim model. “Muslim [women],” she wrote, “are a thriving, fully-functioning and active segment of society who deserve to be acknowledged and heard.”

It looks, at least, like the fashion industry is slowly responding.

Photo via Stefano Gabbana’s Instagram.

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...the $266 billion market of Muslim women, one that has traditionally been ignored by both haute couture and box retail.

Capitalism, bringing us all together. Eventually.

ETA: I am wishing they would have used a model of color for this line, that would have made things even better.