Demonstrating how one designs with the heart – and guts – with a tribute to the roots: tailoring, heritage and sensuality, with an emphasis on craftsmanship and tailoring.
IMPECCABLE FIT - VOLUME - PROPORTIONS
HERITAGE - THE FASCINATION OF THE PAST – DNA
SHAPE - TRANSPARENCY - SOFTNESS – SEDUCTION
Tailored jackets in different proportions and lengths.
A lot of time was spent reflecting on how to build clothes according to the sartorial tradition. With the added Sicilian reference and a touch of sensuality lying underneath.
Underneath the beautifully masculine tailored garments lies a world of possibilities, with a play on the long and short, the lightweight (chiffon) and the heavy (think heavy knits), for both dresses and jackets.
Prints are so much more fun when they get mixed up: leopard and pola dots meet and they greet tweed, for a touch of sobriety amidst all the fun.
Florals are still present but more daring as they assume the look of drapery, with fabrics very much reminiscent of Sicilian tapestries.
The sobriety of the tailored jackets is also recalled in the odd touches of grey in a sea of vibrant colours.
Black, crochet, macramé, lace, drapery fabrics. The colours of flowers, lemons and oranges.
A little sacred and a little profane; traditional rules are meant to be broken, and so the typically vibrant Sicilian shades are only peeked at through the contrasting sensual black lace
This being a tribute to the iconic Dolce & Gabbana heritage, lingerie was a strong presence as an essential part of the maison’s DNA; to be worn in the trademark underwear-as-outerwear fashion.
Another satisfying collection for the shoe addicted. The catwalk saw a variety of pumps in different colours and materials: satin, lace, (Chantilly or macramé), velvet, sequins. A must-have item for this collection are the socks – a masculine touch literally built in the sexy feminine pumps.
A few strong bags are a requisite for any catwalk show nowadays. Our old friend Miss Sicily is ever so versatile – in different colours and materials (leather, lace, knitted, crochet), but always with her lucky charms. She is also more exclusive than ever – with the one-of-a-kind fur editions.
She was joined by newcomers on the bag scene - the Mamma, the Toto and the Christen, aka an accessory homage to dear old Sicily and traditional values.
The very Sicilian golden brooch is everywhere – including on the bags, complete with lucky charms. The same lucky charms are also found on the very opulent golden necklaces, in true Sicilian fashion.
Source: Dolce & Gabbana
Photo credits: Yuri Ahn for Dolce & Gabbana
Catwalk - Monica Feudi
Backstage - Luca Cannonieri, Dennis Valle