Sicily, heritage, going back to the roots, sensuality, softness, sweetness; smells, love, sartorialism, cuts, proportions, volumes, lines... An intoxicating mix of everything that has defined the Dolce & Gabbana man to celebrate two decades at the top of their sartorial game.
Every item of clothing, may it be knits, leather or other fabrics, was put together with a nod to the olden days: the raw cut edges, the distressing and working with fabric to give it a lived-in look. But always with the keywords in mind, sensuality, sartorialism and utter elegance.
A collection inspired by Baaria, Giuseppe Tornatore’s latest masterpiece and ode to his - Domenico Dolce's - Sicily. Ennio Morricone's utterly moving and rather exotic soundtrack - now and then with accents from a deeper South - marked the pace of the show while the background video gave it all a fiction-meets-reality twist as it felt models were stepping right off the screen.
The collection was presented in groups of outfits rather than o, one-per-one per basis...
... and each group presented a very different type of man, the strong Sicilian man in all its possibile incarnations.
The items that graced (almost) every outfit was the wifebeater - albeit in a chicker knitted version - and the old combat boots. With jackets, leather coats, underneath shirts even... They were everywhere.
The trousers introduced a new silouhette courtesy of the jodhpur. Cashmere, heavy cotton, denim or velvet, worn with tank top as well as classic jacket or big jumpers and the essential combat boots.
These men like it dirty... we mean denim. Dirty washed trousers, waiscoats worn with holey jumpers (Sicilian peasant meets British Royal).
Coats were short (no better way to show off whatever might be lying under the tight-fitting jodhpurs) and made out leather, heavy knit... even pin-striped. Always with that same wash.
Many details were put onto the jackets. The fabric was treated in a certain way as to make it look like it had come right off the screen where images of Sicily in the olden days were playing. Fabrics like velvet, heavy cotton and wool that were then mix and matched.
Knitwear was another key element, declined in many garments: coats, trousers, tank tops, t-shirts, undergarments. Cashmere jodphurs tucked into worker boots, the new silhouette from old Sicily.
While it all sounds very sexy - and much flesh was on display - it was all under the blessing of the Virgin Mary... At least her t-shirt version.
Source: Dolce & Gabbana
Styled by Yuri Ahn.
Fashion Show Photo by: Monica Feudi,Gianni Pucci
Backstage Photo by: Luca Cannonieri and Michele Morosi,