The Italian designers have addressed the remarks made earlier this year.

Domenico Dolce has apologised for comments made back in March in which he used the phrase "synthetic" to describe children born via IVF.

The controversial remarks from the high profile designer who is one half of global fashion house Dolce & Gabbana unsurprisingly caused outrage.

Sir Elton John called for a boycott of the brand with many other famous faces and wider social media users rallying to the cause.

In a new interview with Vogue, Dolce expresses his remorse at his remarks and explains how he's since had a change of heart:

“I am so sorry. It was not my intention to offend anyone” he asserts.

"I’ve done some soul-searching. I’ve talked to Stefano a lot about this. I’ve realized that my words were inappropriate, and I apologize. They are just kids. You don’t need labels, baby labels.”

 “I think everybody chooses for themselves. I don’t know everything about IVF, but I love it when people are happy. It’s like medicine. Science has been put on the table to help people.” Dolce continues.

 

Stefano Gabbana also wades in on the argument, expressing his sorrow over not being able to adopt as same sex unions are currently not legal in Italy:

"When they ask if I wanted to be a parent, I say yes, of course, why not? But it’s not possible in Italy.”

“I had thought of going to California and having a baby, but I couldn’t bring the baby back to Italy, because you need the mother’s passport. I asked about adoption in Italy. It’s very hard for a straight couple here—imagine if you are gay!” he added.

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