Cultural jihad from a gay couple, no less. Dolce & Gabbana has revealed the Italian fashion house’s first hijab collection on Instagram. Dolce & Gabbana is designing fashion for an ideology that calls for their deaths. Madness. Imagine Jews designing for members of the Nazi party during the 1940s.
Muslim women are not known for their sense of fashion — at least outdoors. Hijabbed Muslim women throng to Rodeo Drive to buy the latest fashions, but they only wear them indoors for their husbands and female friends. So fashion among Muslim women is something entirely private and out of sight — just the opposite of the fashion ethos. Collections like this one from Dolce & Gabbana, and articles like this one lauding them, are designed to try to make Americans more comfortable with Islam’s oppression of women, its forcing women to wear cloth coffins in public.
This is a concerted, conscious, planned effort to normalize and make us comfortable with Islam and its oppression of women.
Who else do they do this for? Hindus? Jews …..?
I mean, really. It’s…fasc-ion.
“Dolce & Gabbana Launches Abaya and Hijab Collection for the ‘Arab World,'” mic.com, January 4, 2016:
If you had any doubt that Arab shoppers were a force to be reckoned with, just look to Dolce & Gabbana’s latest designs: an abaya collection, made specially with its Arab shoppers in mind.
The new collection debuted exclusively on Style.com/Arabia on Sunday, making a “global reveal” for the Italian design house’s “very first abaya collection.” The fashion site reports that the collection “celebrate[s] the inimitable dolce vita that is distinct to us in the Arab world.”
The pieces showcase a surprisingly seamless blend between Dolce & Gabbana’s sumptuous Italian signatures — a color palette of black, white and contrasting brights; oversized florals; rich lace — and modest, religious-friendly silhouettes.
The collection includes both hijabs (the head coverings) and abayas, the flowing garments, which “come in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse fabrics and include copious lace details along hems,” noted Style.com/Arabia, pointing out the overlapping details between this collection and the designers’ main runway collection for Spring 2016.
This isn’t the first mainstream clothing brand to make a concerted effort to reach Muslim customers. In 2015, Mango and DKNY rolled out modest collections timed to coincide with Ramadan, and Uniqlo collaborated with Muslim fashion blogger Hana Tajima, featuring her (and her hijab) in promotional photos for the brand.
“Globally, the Muslim population is a youthful and growing demographic,” Reina Lewis, professor of cultural studies at London College of Fashion UAL, told Fortune. “This makes Muslims a very important consumer segment for anything.”
There are also serious style enthusiasts among young Muslim consumers, both in the Middle East and in the west. Muslim style bloggers like Amirah Aulaqi and Saufeeya Goodson use their web presences to show off their own creative style and help other women see that modesty and trendiness can indeed go together.
Still, even as the fashion world extends deep into the Middle East, with luxury stores littering Dubai, abayas haven’t exactly been flooding the runways. But for a brand like Dolce and Gabbana, which cultivates independent wealthy clients, particularly though its Alta Moda collections, these Middle Eastern buyers — many of whom may be Muslim — are important. That’s why, Stefano Gabbana said this past summer, he and Domenico Dolce were planning a collection aimed at Muslim shoppers….