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The Cultured Twists Behind Dolce and Gabbana Pre-Fall Abayas

Following on from its Spring 2017 abaya, hijab, and dress collection for high summer, Dolce & Gabbana builds on its mainline Pre-Fall collection look with a modest offering that features a feminine spin on Italian culture. Expect lace trimmings, featherweight silk coverings grounded in black accents, and supersized ornate sunglasses, of course. The fashion house is proving to be a foil for emerging Middle Eastern fashion culture after signing Tunisian-French model Sonia Ben Ammar for its Spring 2017 campaign and booking It girl Lana El Sahely for its millennial-packed Fall 2017 runway show.

Its new Pre-Fall abaya collection looks to European cultural references across hijabs, abayas, and dresses. It takes its inspirations from the gardens at Villa Sant’Andrea, with its walls of hydrangea blooms reflected in the maison’s Ortensia print. Super lightweight fabrics and edgy stitching keep the look ornate but conservative for this new trans-seasonal offering. Caltagirone also features as sartorial references across the silk abayas. The Sicilian city’s culture highlights ceramics and photogenic monuments. Therefore maiolica (tin-glazed Italian pottery) motifs printed on silk, as found on the city’s famous 142-step staircase, hit refresh on Dolce & Gabbana’s Pre-Fall. Lend your own spin with colorful accessories and a slick of bold lipstick.

See the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2017 collection here:

Dolce & Gabbana Pre-Fall will be available in boutiques from Summer 2017.

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