Fashion isn’t exactly known for being the most diverse space. That’s why we love it when ad campaigns and brand collections make an effort to address the multitude of women and experiences out there, whether it comes to size, ability, or cultural background. But while body positivity is definitely enjoying a spike in industry awareness, sensitivity to (and representation of!) racial and cultural diversity in all areas of fashion still have a long way to go.
Dolce & Gabbana is no exception. The luxe Italian fashion house created a serious outcry in 2012 by featuring racist imagery of black women on earrings at a Milan fashion show. But despite its history of cultural insensitivity, the brand just announced an inclusive move that’s making us nod (albeit tentatively) in approval.
Style.com/Arabia announced yesterday that the uber-famous fashion house is launching its debut collection of Muslim head coverings. The outlet reports that “the abayas and hijabs come in sheer georgette and satin weave charmeuse fabrics and include copious lace details along hems,” with prints that include daisies, lemons, and red roses.
The announcement also states that the collection appears to feature “a lightweight and dramatic drape” which makes the head coverings “rife with special occasion overlays to be worn to celebrate the inimitable dolce vita that is distinct to us in the Arab world.”
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