The Dolce&Gabbana Spiga 2 project enters its 3rd year, and is more than established. In an effort to help emerging designers, deserving in terms of effort and talent, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have handed over their store in Via Spiga 2 into the hands of the next generation. Here’s our pick of the Fall Winter 2013 roster.
British knitwear designer Alice Palmer explores folds and gathering in her FW 13 collection. From gowns to cape dresses, everything is possible when you’re passionate about knitwear.
Indian born designer Kanika Saluja, likes to experiment with industrial materials yet feminine silhouettes. In a collection awash with studs, the power and sensuality of a woman seep through.
Arzu Kaprol’s FW13 woman draws from the designer’s Turkish heritage and is something of an ottoman warrior princess. Fur breastplates and leather shoulder pads contrast body-con silhouettes.
British accessories designer Barbara Boner continues with her fringetastic handbags and accessories. Sometimes, all a woman needs is a good purse.
Italian designer Caterina Gatta has gone Technicolour seventies for FW13. Mini dresses or maxi tunics in her signature original vintage prints are a splash of colour for the winter months.
Anglo Brazilian Christina Crawford examines volumes in a luxurious FW13 collection. Maxi collars, cropped astrakhan fur coats and maxi high wasted trousers create an urban luxe feel which will please any young fashionista.
Antonio Romano and Francesco Alagna continue with their signature layering and minimalist aesthetic for the Fall winter season. Unexpected materials mix with firm favourites for a textured effect.
New designer on the scene, Cori, creates shoes in large sizes for the aesthetically minded woman, or man.
In a characteristically couture inspired collection, Italian designer Corrado de Biase mixes beautiful lace and tulle with quilted PVC for a luxurious yer alternative FW13 look.
Tomaso Anfossi and Francesco Ferrari celebrate PVC in their Fall Winter collection. The looks appear relatively classic in their silhouette, but the twist lie in extravagantly coloured PVC details.
Cypriot designer Fani Xenophontos continues to create collections that are split through the middle with commercial and fashion forward. The Fall Winter 2013 collection is as covetable as the previous one.
Celebrity favourite Fausto Puglisi has developed his own signature style, and for FW 13 he continues to evolve. Our favourite studded ancient roman style skirts continue to make starlets swoon.
Italian milliner, Francesco Bellastrazzi has learned a thing or two from iconic masters of the hat like Stephen Jones and Philip Tracey. Fancy a cuppa? I certainly do!
Brit socialite turned designer Henry Holland is a firm favourite amongst his kind with his quirky and thoroughly London fashion. A new entry for Spiga 2 for FW13.
Spanish designer Juan Vidal’s own brand of feminine fashion never gets old. Ephemeral prints, flattering cuts and pretty dresses in surprisingly spring like hues make up his FW13 collection.
A mature designer, Australian born Martin Grant is highly influenced by his new Parisian roots. Beautiful dresses and season appropriate outerwear characterizes a very grown up style.
Massimo Giorgetti has hit the big time, with his playful, colourful and fashion full collection. In a mix of styles that please everyone his Fall Winter collection is thoroughly MSGM.
Menswear and accessories designer Andrea Incontri has burst on the womenswear fashion scene with a bang. Conceptual tailoring, accompanied by top grade accessories form a wearable yet fashionable collection.
London fashion week phenomenon and celebrity (and royalty) designer of choice Roskanda Ilincic is one of the newest members of the Spiga2 new kids on the block. Elegant, but with a twist, her simple shifts and elegant separates will win you over.
The Italian duo behind Rossorame are the creators of couture-esque prêt a porter collections. Highly studied garments, with fine detailing define their collection. Expect the unexpected though.
Russian designer Sergei Grinko’s collections are all about the drama. Prints, two tones or beautifully rigorous tailoring characterise an aesthetic that lives between gothic and theatrical.
Bernd Schuermann’s foray into design speaks of a sensual woman who enjoys being who she is. From leopard print mini dresses to fur and purple suede leggings, its more 21st century dynasty than German minimalism.
Russian born Vika Gazinskaya is one of the most exciting designers to come out of Moscow in recent years; with her study of lines, beautiful prints and fine materials she is the Russian to watch.
Fur is back with a vengeance, and Vladimiro Goia plays with fur and precious leather. Imagine a patchwork of beautiful pelts, the choicest cavemen we’ve ever seen.
Written by: Valentina Zannoni
Credits: Spiga 2