Baroque, opulent and unique, the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2013 is a magical collection. Now you can acquire your very own piece of magic from the Dolce&Gabbana e boutique.
There is something infinitely luxurious about the Fall Winter 2013 Baroque collection. The fabrics, the craftsmanship, the opulence which references Italy’s great Baroque school, the voluminous silhouettes, everything points to unabashed luxury. Now you can own your very own piece of Baroque heaven without having to leave your house. The collection is now available to buy on the Dolce&Gabbana e-boutique.
Heritage crafts versus high tech. Within the Dolce&Gabbana FW2013 baroque collection lives a beautiful dichotomy: traditional handicrafts juxtaposed to modern techniques. Here we have a waxed organza dress, with laser cut motifs and hand applied three-dimensional flowers. The white lace dress with exquisite hand made cross stitching rose motif on the other hand could not be more traditional, in its making.
The accessories in the Fall Winter runway collection are also to die for. Intricate and oversize baroque jewellery, necklace and earrings to be worn together- in this case the more the better. Intricately embroidered bags with the same motif and gold thread as the dresses, reminiscent of the finest filigree are applied to bags and shoes. Pearl applications adorn mini bags and rigid belts.
The colour palette of the runway collection is two tone, black and white. The white pieces are beautifully crafted with oversize and soft silhouettes. The black, by contrast is more rigorous, yet no less stunning. The accent colours were pinks and red, embodied in the cross-stitched portion of the collection: all rigorously applied onto white, black or blush lace.
A strong inspiration for the runway collection are the typically baroque, and Sicilian Capodimonte ceramics. They come to life as delicate feminine jewellery constructed with tiny roses and tulle, or as over the top delicious looking platform sandals.
Volume is everything in the collection. Achieved with a range of fabrics and prints, the silhouettes are luscious and opulent. Ruffled lace gives a feather like buoyancy to some garments, while light double organza flows sinuously like with this prom silhouette putti print dress.
Nothing is left to chance in this collection, with every accessory studied and embellished. Putti print tapestry like handbags, Victorian inspired boots with kitten heels and spat button fastenings, and of course intricately embroidered hair slides, combs and those must have headbands.
White lace: bridal, virginal, ceremonial, and baroque. The Dolce&Gabbana Baroque collection utilises white with heavy sociological overtones. The intricately crafted fabrics, result in very different looking dresses, yet equally magical. Beautifully textured ruffled lace on silk tulle or minimalist shifts with a beautiful caped shawl.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Writtten by: Valentina Zannoni