Sunday 15 July 2018

Milan fashion line offering canine couture for dogs

Temellini’s Dog-a-Porter offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds.

Ulisse, an Afghan greyhound, wears a coat created by designer Giovanna Temellini at the Temellini boutique (AP)
Ulisse, an Afghan greyhound, wears a coat created by designer Giovanna Temellini at the Temellini boutique (AP)

By AP reporters

Milan has long been the world’s ready-to-wear fashion leader – and now, dogs are getting in on the city’s sartorial scene with a new line of haute couture for canines.

Dog-a-Porter, by the Milan brand Temellini, offers clothing custom-fit for different breeds, ranging from the tiny Chihuahua to the stately greyhound.

The line includes cashmere knits, nylon bomber jackets with tiny arms, Sherlock Holmes-style capes and lined raincoats.

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Dog a Porter is a new line of haute couture for canines (AP)

The capes cost 170 euro (£150), while synthetically filled hooded parkas go for 210 euro (£186) to reflect the extra time it takes to get the fine stitching on the elasticised sleeves just right.

Designer Giovanna Temellini said fashionable dog clothes are not just an indulgence, since her luxury outerwear protects pets accustomed to being indoors when they are brought outside.

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