Lawyers for fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana, currently facing prison terms for tax evasion, have proposed a “bold and characteristically daring” deal to keep them out of jail. In exchange for remaining free, the pair would create a new range of prison uniforms, available at cost price to the world’s penal systems.
‘Current uniforms are so last decade,’ they say. ‘Take that tired 'American Guantanamo' look. Really, who wants to look like an orange popsicle? We would definitely aim for something more refined, perhaps using the classic motif of bold arrows against dove-grey. They really announce “I’m here, and I’m a person going somewhere.” Not very far, maybe, but that’s not the point.’
Another aspect of the deal is that the uniforms will be created on site in prison workshops. But that doesn’t mean a skimping on quality. ‘We’ve been told that some of the guys in prison can literally get us anything we want, so we hope they’ll be able to obtain some exciting textiles for us to work with at a very economical price.’