image Dolce & Gabbana’s New Collection

By Jiahui Jiang

A lot of people like the fashion industry for its creativity, its style and its ability to reflect our preference in clothes. Fashion is able to have an impact on modern society. Even huge corporations or popular actors obtain a benefit from the involvement in a fashion field. Some prefer to launch their own clothing line like actor Matthew McConaughey. He released the clothing collection called “Just keep living.” McDonald’s Corporation began to produce hamburger-themed clothing in Sweden. These examples show that the fashion world continuously develops. Designers should keep their finger on the pulse and find new creative ideas to attract customers. Understanding this fact, Dolce & Gabbana has created some unusual womenswear.

In January, Dolce & Gabbana presented the first collection clothing designed for Muslims. The collection consists of hijabs and abayas covering the whole body except the face, feet and palms. The garments include all elements of the Dolce & Gabbana brand such as large rings and bracelets, generously decorated glasses and patterned bags in a lookbook shoot. One of the material choices is black lace and other fabrics feature bright prints. This collection is an ideal variant for the woman evaluating luxury and comfort. It is targeted to customers in the Middle East. It is possible to buy clothes from the line this month. They will be for sale in boutiques in the Middle East,  London and Paris.

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In my mind, this clothing line has a social influence on people. Everybody from around the world heard about terrible attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015. After this act of terrorism, the peaceful Muslims were persecuted around the world. Dolce & Gabbana’s collection is a way showing that the famous designers do not judge people based on their nationalities or religion. Through fashion, they try to express their positive attitude to the Muslims. There is no wonder that their collection looks elegant and beautiful.

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Image Citation

Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana. 2016. Vogue. By Steff Yotka. Web. 23 Jan. 2016.

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6 comments

  1. Reblogged this on annamoretto and commented:
    Fashion has the ability to make a statement in more ways than one. In today’s society, fashion is used as an expression of not only ones self but of opinions and even political statements. Over the past month, Dolce and Gabbana’s new January 2016 collection has been the talk of the industry. They designed this collection for Muslims by creating intricate and beautifully made hijab and abayas. The collection is pertinent because it provides a way for designers to express their openness to other cultures and religions. Fashion proceeds a way to bring positive vibes and attitudes to people around the world. Fashion is crucial because it impacts our society and is constantly developing with the surrounding world.

  2. Personally, I’m thrilled that a very well known designer brand has taken the liberty upon themselves to show their support to this group of people who get generalized as whole and looked at as the enemy; even though they should not be grouped with the extremists. I love that the designs are very stylish and fashion forward, while still staying true to their culture.

  3. What Dolce & Gabbana is doing is remarkable. This line of clothing is standing up for the Islamic religion after it has been attacked for so long. Even though tragic events have occurred at the hand of people using Islam to validate their terroristic actions, we can not keep blaming all muslims for what a group of extremists have done. D & G is showing that their is beauty and peace within this religion and that these people deserve to have a voice and to be heard.

  4. I’m glad to see that Dolce & Gobbana has made such a wonderful and culturally aware line of beautiful hijabs and abayas, I was quite surprised to see Dolce & Gobbana do something like this becuase they have had a history of cultural insensitivity, so I hope that this will be a step in the right direction. I especially love how they were able to create such lovely garments without having to scarifice the culutural purpose of the garments nor the Dolce & Gobbana signature style. I hope that westerners won’t see this as some kind of trend and start appropriating hijabs or abayas but see it for what it is which is a high end line of clothes for trendy and fashionable Muslim women.

  5. What Dolce & Gabbana is doing with this collection shows how much of an impact fashion has on society. D&G designed this collection at such an appropriate time when Muslims are being persecuted and discriminated against. It is great to see that they are being inclusive to all in their designs and I think they will benefit a lot from this, not only with sales, but also by furthering their cause. It is also great for Muslim women to have more fashionable options to choose from so they can follow their religious laws and express their personalities simultaneously.

  6. I feel like at this point in time, everyone knows how much certain fashions can impact an entire society. Ever since the attacks, people have disrupted the peace in the Muslim community basing it partly on what they were wearing. The fact that Dolce and Gabbana is making such a statement like this is huge for the fashion industry. Whenever an entire collection can make this big of an impact as soon as it hits the runway, it only goes to show how much fashion effects us all. I think this is a truly amazing line.

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