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DKNY Launches First Ever Ramadan Fashion Line

Item: Featuring high necklines and low hemlines, the new line -- which includes maxi dresses, long-sleeved blouses, and pants -- is considered fashionable yet culturally appropriate. Two prominent members of the Middle Eastern fashion community -- Dubai-based designer Tamara Al Gabbani and Styles magazine fashion editor Yalda Golsharifi, who is Kuwaiti -- were responsible for styling the collection and are also featured in DKNY’s lookbook.

Why it Matters: Fashion and cultural integrity have come under fire a lot recently, because it seems that a lot of designers want to keep pushing for smaller articles of clothing. Cultural sensitivity in fashion has been a hot button for a while now, from t-shirt companies coming under fire for insensitivity to high end designers who make garments that not only go against the core concept of the brand, but also cultural standards. As this niche market continues to grow, companies begin to look at how they can work together with culture, instead of trying to invent a new one.
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