The Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2013 collection is Baroque in all its opulent glory. Lavish embroidery, intricate needlepoint, fresco inspired prints all serve to reference the 17th century inspiration.
The inspiration may be Baroque, and many of the crafts utilized to make the garments are thoroughly traditional, but Dolce&Gabbana have also looked towards technology to get the desired effects.
Dolce&Gabbana are renown for applications on beautiful dresses, and for the Fall Winter 2013 collection, they have taken it a step further. Here the black dress is embroidered with lace-covered pearls, and in addition it has beautiful tulle flower applications.
Lace has also become more intricate thanks to innovative application techniques. Here laser cut flowers in organza have been re applied to the dress to give a three dimensional effect to the already intricate, yet flat lace.
We all know metal changes shape when heated, and according to this law of physics, the Dolce&Gabbana design team painstakingly heated each gold plated aluminium foil leaf and then applied it over this beautiful crinoline corset dress. Pearls and beads were added for more effect.
A paper effect dress made with the most luxurious materials? Yes its possible. Here, silk organza was waxed and then laser cut into shapes. Each piece of fabric was then re applied on a silk organza toile and like a puzzle, stitched into place to create this luxurious and innovative dress.
Opulence at its finest. Here the thermal shaped metal sequins have been applied in conjunction with beads and pearls. Baroque curls like stucco or woodwork from furniture; all individually carved, were added for the opulent effect.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni