The people are not only protesting in Egypt, Turkey, and Brazil but also within the fashion establishment, even if the reasons and means are different.
Domenico Dolce (on the right) and Stefano Gabbana (left) are not hitting the streets with posters but are instead closing their 9 Milan stores for three days.
They are protesting against the “mistreatment” of the city of Milan.
In june, the Milan-based fashion designers were convicted to 20 months of prison due to tax fraud. The defense is filing for appeal, so the verdict is not yet binding.
After an important representative of the city criticized that “Milan does not want to be represented by famous people and brands who have committed the horrible crime of tax fraud” a discussion between D&G fans and haters started.
The Dolce&Gabbana protest is more likely to harm the unstylish regular customers of the label, and their revenue, not the city Milan.
Von: David Kurt Karl Roth