FASHION: Dolce & Gabanna Release The Abaya Line

Italian fashion duo Dolce and Gabanna are set to launch a collection of hijabs and abayas after spotting a gap in the market throughout the Middle East and Europe.

The Abaya line adheres to the modesty requirements of Islam, whilst featuring enchanting designs which allow women to be strong in their faith, yet also fashionable.

The collection will be launched later this year, into a world full of political and religious controversy. It gives hope that other fashion brands will follow suit, providing the Muslim market with a much more diverse array of styles and designs to choose from.

Muslims have not yet had an international clothing brand that they can purchase from, however some major fashion icons, such as DKNY, have released one-off collections in line with Islamic events such as Ramadan. In 2013, Muslim women spent $266 billion on fashionwear, according to Business Insider, which is predicted to rise to $484 billion by 2019, showing the broad market potential that is available. The collection will consist of statement sunglasses and over-sized jewellery alongside hijabs and abayas decorated in fresh flowery designs in bright, bold and eye-catching colours, similar to D&G’s 2016 spring/summer collection. Stefano Gabbana uploaded a preview of the positively inspiring collection onto his Instagram last Friday, featured below.

FullSizeRender (9)

(@stefanogabbana)

Written By Crystalle Cox

The Verse Staff

Next Post

STUDENT VOICES: University seeks student feedback with survey campaign

Fri Jan 15 , 2016
The University of Brighton has launched a campaign to obtain student feedback, by encouraging final years to complete the National Student Survey and launching the Brighton Student Survey specifically for other students. The National Student Survey is a government-run initiative which seeks feedback from final-year students at over 300 universities […]

Editorial Team

Editor In Chief

Charley Gale
contactverse@gmail.com

News Editor

Benjamin George
versenews@gmail.com

Entertainment Editor

Caitlin Quigley
verseentertain@gmail.com

Arts Editor

Ramsha Khan
versethearts@gmail.com

Sports Editor

Gerald O’Brien
versesports@gmail.com

Student Voice Editor

Liberty Gatcombe
verstudentvoice@gmail.com

Creative Editor

Alice Pierre
versecreate@gmail.com

Social Media Managers

Meg Compton & Lottie Bulmer
versecommunicate@gmail.com

 

About us

The Verse is run by students, for students. If you’re studying at University of Brighton and you’d like to get involved by writing for us or becoming a sub-editor, we welcome you to contact us via email.

The Verse is funded and supported by Brighton Students’ Union.

The views expressed on The Verse online newspaper do not necessarily represent the views of Brighton Students’ Union, its management or employees. For more information or for any enquiries, please contact the Marketing and Communications Team at bsucommunications@brighton.ac.uk