World exclusive: Your first look at Dolce & Gabbana's new abaya collection
Plus, the designers talk exclusively with Buro 24/7 Middle East about the designs
When Dolce & Gabbana first announced the release of its debut abaya collection in 2016, the region's fashion-obsessed collectively flocked to the brand's stores to secure a piece (or five) from the groundbreaking collection. Now, two years on and multiple collections later, the brand is back with its Pre-Fall '19 abaya collection and it's bolder than ever.
The designs are inspired by the themes of the brand's main line and for the first time, the capsule includes eveningwear pieces.
The collection is comprised of abayas finished in sparkling black or the brand's signature vivid prints (bright florals and leopard print are, of course, included), as well as matching top and trouser sets — the lace set in particular is an elegant highlight of the collection — complete with identical hijabs. For those ensembles not finished with matching hijabs, the brand has crafted a range of turbans in the same prints as a selection of the standout pieces.
Speaking exclusively with Buro 24/7 Middle East, Domenico Dolce said of the collection, "The latest abayas feature the traditional style already present in the previous collection. Additionally, there are the seasonal prints inspired by the show collection that colour and enrich the outfits. For this particular collection, we have also added some eveningwear styles and designs for special occasions, like a long black dress which is soft until the ankles with embroideries — we like it very much!"
Stefano Gabbana added, "We designed the first collection of abayas following our desire to dress women from all around the world. We are very happy that our project has been truly appreciated. For us, everything is a challenge that always makes you learn something new and interesting. We are designers, we design clothes, this is what we do, and doing it for all women, having respect for customs and cultural traditions, can only make us happy and proud."
Browse the collection below...
There's no word yet as to when the collection will be available in store so stay tuned to Buro 24/7 Middle East for more details.