Charlie Siem's flair for classical music caught the attention of the multi-talented Ivan Olita, who couldn't wait to catch up with the talent, who stole a kiss from Lady Gaga, and interview him for Swide...
The suit is no longer restricted to classic colours and fabrics. With new dress codes ad the office, new solutions for tailoring are arising. Opt for a spot of colour in your workwear.
From Stazione Centrale to Stazione Garibaldi, imagery of the Italian family from the Fifties takes over the city, recounting a different era, one that speaks of family, tradition, fun and love through the medium of advertising.
The Italian family, or even just families in general, can often be more confusing than comforting. Mood Swings, for one, believes that the families we build don’t always have to be blood-relations or our spouses...
The SS12 Dolce&Gabbana collection was inspired by the inherent beauty and femininity represented by the women in iconic Italian movies from the 50s. These qualities are reflected in many elements of the Spring Summer collection, from the make up to the eyewear.
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. Leopard is at the base of this week's look.
Does cutting the roof off the Porsche 911 improve it? For such a perfectly formed sports car it’s hard to see why you would bother. The cabriolet version of the icon speedster loses something by trying to have it all.
The D&G SS12 collections had a clear directional concept: foulards. Mixed with denim, fashioned into mini dresses, maxi dresses or culottes, the message is clear: foulards.
Since I was a child, I have always wondered where my grandmother's antique chandelier came from, along with the those delicate coloured glass objects - often in phytomorphic shapes - that can be found in almost every Venetian household. So, I decided it was time to find out more about these beautiful treasures and delve into the art of Glassblowing in Murano.
Spring is a season which sparks creative flair in styling. Colours, textures, different weights and layering are all concepts you can play with in this sometimes temperamental season.
Lucio Palmieri, Milanese by adoption, recounts his world through colourful, vibrant images. Swide tells his history, revealing how to never stopped dreaming.
The six instalment in a series of videos that lures you into the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances. Let’s discover what inspired the creation of Velvet Wood.
The Sicilian inspiration of these dresses lives in the colour and basic shapes. Revisited in classic Dolce&Gabbana style, they’re a beautiful collection of evening mini dresses.
The Spiga 2 Dolce&Gabbana boutique is a launch platform for talented up and coming designers. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have selected an exciting collection of talented youngsters. Featured from the roster this week: Comeforbreakfast.
Pat McGrath sent out on the Dolce&Gabbana FW13 runway ephemeral, pure models with an almost imperceptible make up. Inspired by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, she gives tips for the perfect products to use. Watch the video and follow her deft hand.
The Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2012 collection was inspired by the 50s ideal of Italian beauty, looking back in particular to the iconic Sophia Loren and her unabashed sensuality in the Mambo scene from the 1955 film Pane Amore e… The cinched waists, body contouring bodices and flowing skirts are reminiscent of those timeless lines from the 1950s. Look and feel like a 50s diva in Dolce&Gabbana this summer.
She's back! Tea is no stranger to Swide and it's time to share the first publication of her new column, Talents at Tea Time, with you all. Our columnist is going to be discovering the talents of Milano for you, our readers. First up? Photographer Francesco Merlini.
The Olsen Twins, a franchise of epic proportions that took the world by storm, have announced that they are going to follow separate paths. Ashley Olsen told Elle UK that she is finally stepping out of silver spotlight to focus on her affair with fashion…
After months of failed exotic dancing, I'm finally back at Swide! And this time I'll be interviewing Young Talents (nobody wants to read about me anymore) in hopes of making Milan seem cool.
Sicily is always synonymous with sun, sea and summer but very few people know just how hot the real Sicilian summer can get. That’s why, for me, the best season in Sicily is Spring, with its windy days, light sun and... traditions.
The trench has been elevated to the highest point of fashion- it has become a timeless classic. This Spring, channel your classic look with one of these Dolce&Gabbana trench coats.
Finally, Spring has officially arrived and Mood Swings is fully aware of how wonderful this season can be, not to mention some of the decisions and chemical changes that occur during this period. Here are his 3 songs…
Wine is part of Italian history as much as food, fashion and design. On the occasion of the countdown for one of the most important wine fair in Europe, Vinitaly (Verona area, March 25th-28th), Swide finds out how the Italian wine market goes and why it is so important for Italy.
The Spring holidays are coming up, and many will be jetting to warmer climes. What says holiday more than bright coloured leopard print outfits, swimsuits and accessories?
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers. Lace is a Dolce&Gabbana must have: Lace accessories, lace dresses and even lace effect hats. Plus contratsing outerwear to set off that all important fabric.
For this season, leather is the perfect fabric for outerwear. Warm, tactile, chameleonic and sophisticated, leather is everything a woman should be.
The long await is finally over: in all of the movie theatre in the United States The Hunger Games finally landed today. One of the protagonists is Liam Hemsworth, who looked handsome in Dolce&Gabbana for the LA Premiere.
Justin Bieber is in the ring with Complex Magazine and fighting for his life for the 10th Anniversary issue. Photographed by Tony Kelly and styled by Matthew Henson, blood was spat from the mouth of the popstar as he defended his title as the prince of pop!
The fifth instalment in a series of videos that lures you into the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances. Let’s discover what inspired the creation of Velvet Desire.
Leading London based A list celebs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been were brought together by Terry Richardson and Harpers Bazaar for an Italian Dinner Party.
Following in the footsteps of the women’s magazines, Arena Korea celebrates the country’s love for Dolce&Gabbana.
Now the largest art fair in the region, Art Dubai was founded in 2007 and today, much like other globally relevant fairs it has merged commercial affairs with cultural concerns. In addition, Art Dubai, through the Global Art Forum, provides a platform for discussions on issues around contemporary art and beyond.
Spring has forever inspired poets, thinkers and designers. Mother nature bestows her plentiful gifts to the world, and in turn, drawing from the miracle of nature, fashion designers bestow their gifts to us common mortals.
The Spiga 2 Dolce&Gabbana boutique is a launch platform for talented up and coming designers. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have selected an exciting collection of talented youngsters. Featured from the roster this week: Juan Vidal.
The relationship between Dolce&Gabbana and the far East is a well documented love affair. The Japanese swoon over the Italian craftsmanship, the Chinese lust after the luxurious details of the collections, and the Koreans, well, they seem to be the newest and most active members of this affair.
The trench coat is the ticket to casual chic. Available in classic waterproof beige cotton or in fashionable leather, the trench never passes out of style.
Gerardo Larrea is one of the fashion illustrators that I have had on my radar since last year. His illustration style is very whimsical and fun, yet I love how, at the same time, he can illustrate all the details of the outfits. Today let me introduce you to Gerardo Larrea as my first 2012 featured illustrator.
The Dolce&Gabbana SS12 menswear collection had a clear inspiration: Sicilian fishermen. Of course, this inspiration was reworked and imbued with the brand’s signature luxury and irony.
The Spring Summer 2001 was an important season for Dolce&Gabbana. The collection looked back at the decade of the house’s birth, the Eighties, with its fashion, music and icons. Madonna of course was a central influence in this collection, but in more ways that one.
I’m an Irishman who lives and works in Italy and this year I will be celebrating St. Patrick’s on the streets of Milan, but that doesn’t mean I’ll be missing home. The Italian’s love the Irish and I’ll be celebrating with them.
Mood Swings is turning his attention to St. Patrick’s day but, rather than joining the masses and drinking Guinness until he can’t feel feelings anymore, he has taken note of some wise words….
Fashion Editor, Yuri Ahn shares her styling expertise with our Swide readers.
The album is the legitimisation of a type of dance music that until recently lived in the dance clubs sphere, which Madonna today reinterprets in a pop production, although the pop element in some tracks is completely distorted.
Grocery shopping, No one really likes doing it and we all try to find ways of making the experience less harrowing. Vogue Japan have given up and decided that playing with your grocery store style is the way forward. I think they’re on to something…
The cover for Vogue Italia’s Mach issue is a glossy introduction to the main fashion spread shot by Steven Meisel.
Swedes do it best. At least, that is what can be said when it comes to their pop music exports. Rebecca & Fiona have been patient, letting their sound creep on to the radio, and with their new release, ‘Dance’, it would seem that they are about to enter the mainstream.
We all know that there’s no love lost between Italy and its neighbour France. The two countries compete like siblings in wine, cuisine, sports and of course in fashion. Sometimes, like real siblings a truce ensued and admiration support and love for one another is displayed, very publicly.
The fourth instalment in a series of videos that lures you into the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances. Let’s discover what inspired the creation of Velvet Vetiver.
M83’s album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming, has caught the imagination of all those who have heard it since its release at the end of 2011. Swide’s Ben Taylor caught up with frontman Anthony Gonzalez to discuss the music, sci-fi, family and the colour purple.
Brad Pitt was seen cruising around New Orleans on his new motorcycle wearing a Dolce&Gabbana jacket. The city is his and Angelina’s home away from home and where the headquarters of his charity the ‘Make It Right’ foundation which he founded to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The finale of the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 show featuring a myriad of one off crystal embellished bustiers certainly got tongues wagging and hearts beating.
Spring is at the door and we’re all rearing to relegate our winter wools and dull colours for a new season’s chromatic palette. Perhaps, to ease ourselves into the swing of things, lets explore the nudes and pastels, with a familiar injection of black.
When the male counterpart of online style editorial and shopping portal Net-a-Porter, Mr. Porter, came to the Dolce&Gabbana Milano Thunder Gym to shoot some of our fighters we saw it as a sign of the Zeitgeist. Boxing is very much in Fashion, and with the Thunders, Fashion is in Boxing.
The exciting new eyewear collection for SS12 by Dolce&Gabbana will hit the shops in the first week of April. Bianca Balti beautifully models these new 50s inspired shades and specs in a campaign shot by Giampaolo Sgura. These glasses are set to become a really hot ticket this summer for those 50s bombshells.
Swide reveals the director’s thoughts behind the independent film “I giorni della vendemmia” (“The Days of Grape Harvest”)
Iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford pays homage to the best fashion from SS12 on Frenchrevue magazine.
The continued love affair between celebrities and the Dolce Bag is the stuff dreams are made of.
Take two of Hollywood’s most attractive actors that hold a special place in our hearts, put them together with a rural community who believe in free love and you’re on our way to a winning silver screen combination for film ‘Wanderlust’. GQ caught up with pair and in the act…
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana gathered Eva Herzigova, Gary Barlow, Isaac Ferry, Tara Ferry, Otis Ferry, Eliza Doolittle, Josephine De La Baume, Cara Delevinge, Florence Brundell Bruce, Mary Charteris, Oliver Cohen Jackson, Amber Le Bon, Pixie Geldof, Tali Lennox and Sunday Girl together for the Dolce&Gabbana Party 2012 with Harper’s Bazaar and Terry Richardson was on hand to capture the backstage fun.
For fashion that looks good enough to eat, trust Dolce&Gabbana to come up with a novel way of interpreting well loved and well known ingredients: Veggies!
Dolce&Gabbana have earned fans the world over. We love their unbridled enthusiasm, especially when they contact us with weird and wonderful testimonies of their admiration for the brand.
The third installment in a series of videos that lures you into the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances. Let’s discover what inspired the creation of Velvet Sublime.
Madonna is back and firmly focused on the future. Why, then, does she add fuel to the fire of those who still insist on referring to her as the Material Girl’? I am talking about the new Madonna Doll by Magia2000 that incarnates the Queen of Pop in the Dolce&Gabbana dress worn in her video for ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’’.
Swide gives you all the details about Gnam Box: Right in their kitchen, our insider interviewed the minds behind this Social-Foodie project.
Protagonist of the Dolce&Gabbana SS12 Men's campaign and of several successful Italian movies, Italian actor Francesco Scianna flares in the March Edition of L'Uomo Vogue Italia.
The number three is regarded as the magic number and Mood Swings has decided that he wants to inject a spot of magic in to the music that he'll be bringing you on a weekly basis. Here, Mood Swings serves up three magic tracks...
The Fall Winter 2013 collections picked upon the two most important phenomena we are experiencing today. On the one side we’re looking back to simpler times, and on the other we’re faced with continued development and innovation, as well at meteoric rise of new economies who are leaders in the demand for luxury.
Italian actors Chiara Francini, Primo Reggiani and Francesco Scianna speak out: love, sex, cinema italiano and much more is revealed in this triple interview for Swide
Carey Mulligan is in great demand in Hollywood. Having delighted us in box office hits like Drive and Shame, in 2011, this year she is starring in the highly anticipated Great Gatsby and shooting the indie music themed film set in 1960s New York.
Charms have seen a real resurgence in recent years, charm bracelets, charm necklaces, charms on clothes, charms on accessories and charms on make up? Yes, Dolce&Gabbana Make Up have launched a capsule collection featuring charms.
Spring is the most special time of year, where nature demonstrates its miraculous qualities and resurfaces from the unyielding winter months. A light breeze, warm sunshine, bright colours paint our days with happiness and positive energy. From these qualities the Dolce&Gabbana Make up Bouquet Collection is born.
Range Rover are set to unveil their new concept convertible off-road Evoque at the Geneva Motor Show this month. Will the public desire this as much as its successor the Evoque?
Ashley Cole looks like coolness personified as he stepped out in a Dolce&Gabbana T-shirt, leather jacket and sneakers in London. And why wouldn’t he? Caretaker England Manager Stuart Pearce has described him as the best left-back to ever play for England.
‘And God created Adam, and he saw that he was indeed good.’ In fact, He can be very pleased with himself, this is a job well done. Adam Senn is the physical specimen chosen by Dolce&Gabbana to represent their fragrance The One Sport.
Adam Senn, the new face of The One Sport fragrance, talks exclusively to Swide about his personal relationship with sport and how the values he learned on the golf course have helped shape him as the gentleman he is today.
Is Novak Djokovic Superman? Apart from having one of the best seasons in the history of tennis last year his off-court form saw him bag the Laureus award last month for Sports Personality of the Year. The best tennis player in the world and undisputed world No. 1 graced the cover of GQ Italia as he enjoys the moment, he is the man everyone wants to win.
Felicity Jones: award winning actress, Dolce&Gabbana Make up testimonial and cover girl many times over is pretty in pink on Glamour Italia’s March cover.
Fashion shows are as much about the fashion on the runway as the faces on the front row. Usual fashion suspects like Vogue editors, outlandishly dressed bloggers and buyers always attract attention and speculation. Swide catalogued the movers and shakers from the fashion show as well as the celeb guests at the Fall Winter 2013 Womenswear collection.
Although i have been working in Swide for 4 years, i always get emotional before the show, as though it was my first time!
The Spiga 2 Dolce&Gabbana boutique is a launch platform for talented up and coming designers. For SS12, Dolce&Gabbana have selected an exciting collection of talented youngsters. Featured from the roster this week: Caterina Gatta.
One year on, Swide had the opportunity to catch up with Monarchy to find out if their attitude towards identity had changed, what the immediate future holds for Monarchy and if whether they still get along… Ben Taylor asks…
For his 18th birthday, Canadian Justin Bieber got more than a birthday cake and a party.
For the FW00-01 collection Dolce&Gabbana took their inspiration from a remarkable woman, artist and socialite: Tamara De Lempicka, who embodies the qualities of the contemporary woman who the designers admire and dress.
Let us introduce you to Ivan Olita, Swide's new columnist who is going to be presenting his finds to us every month with Solitaire. But, before he does that, let's find out a bit more about him...
We have already investigated the fashion show through the eyes of Ivan Olita, well, now he is back and wants to present his finds to you. This week he's unearthed young professional photographer, Olivia Bee, and he wants you to get to know her.
A journey through the delicatessen of Italian salamis: the many differences and characteristic flavours are made possible by the unique climate of each region and by the tradition and history of Italian gastronomy.
Mood Swings is bringing you 3 songs to remind you that there was a life before Facebook and Twitter and that we were able to create our entertainment before all this kicked off.
As long as men have fists to beat each other up with there will always be a woman close to the action. Boxing is the ultimate ‘macho’ sport, but women have always been central figures on the sporting stage that is the ring.
The second in a series of videos which explain the inspiration and ingredients behind the Velvet Collection, Dolce&Gabbana’s haute perfumerie fragrances. Let’s discover what inspired the creation of Velvet Patchouli.
Lace is a Dolce&Gabbana classic. A bastion of the brand’s heritage and style, and one of the factors which have earned Dolce&Gabbana so many loyal fans through the years.
Curious about who was there and who wasn't? Check the video that recounts the atmosphere at Gold for the after-show party held by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Among the guests: Helen Mirren, Monica Bellucci, Marpessa, Bianca Balti, Simone Nobili... but what’s the fun in telling? Find out for yourselves.
Embroidery, silk tulle, capes, extravagant voluminous skirts, black lace, and whimsical prints: those are just a few of the must haves from the opulent FW13 collection. Watch the video edit and find out more about the main themes of the collection and lap up the details.
One of the master painters of Venice, who, thanks to his technique was able to give life to masterpieces that featured pure colours and idealised beauty.
Domenico Dolce, Stefano Gabbana, Helen Mirren, Monica Bellucci, Sarah Rutson e Franca Sozzani recount the details and opulence of Dolce&Gabbana's baroque in an interview with Tim Blanks.