Lets delve further into the Dolce&Gabbana Fashion Show collection for Spring Summer 2013 and discover the details, silhouettes and fabrics in a real style focus.
The Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 collection was inspired by 60s tourism. The concept of Mare, Sole, Amore (Sea, Son, Love) was palpable on the runway. The mood was accentuated not only by the garish prints and scarves worn as headdresses, but also by the silhouette.
Starting from the concept of sexy yet comfortable summer wear, the designers brought to life the trapeze silhouette. Loose fitting, figure skimming, light and airy dresses (and tops) flooded the runway like waves on the Sicilian shore.
Presented in many different variations, capped sleeves, or with equally billowing trapeze sleeves, the dresses have a clear sixties inspiration. Striped cotton brocade, organza, popeline, printed linen canvas and even jute.
To accentuate the trapeze silhouette, some of these tunic dresses have been cut under the chest and the fabric as been laid vertically. In other designs, the silhouette is accentuated by bias cut striped brocade, for a more exaggerated silhouette.
This typically day wear trapeze shape has been glammed up for the evening, with beautifully contrasting details, coral paste and real coral embroidery on jute, or Sicilian cart inspired pom-poms and semi precious stone embroidery on linen canvas.
Written by: Valentina Zannoni