The Dolce&Gabbana FW 2013 menswear collection is a visual feast of gold and tailoring. Inspired by yester year, the elegance, even when casual of the menswear was very defined, and as often is, pivoted on the details.
Accessories serve to finish an outfit, to complement the garments and emphasize the theme behind the inspiration. In the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2013 collection, accessories did trust that. Fancy looking sharp while frayed at the edges like a Victorian suit? Here are the accessories you need to get the look just right.
One of the main statements of the Dolce&Gabbana Fall Winter 2013 fashion show was the bow tie. Floppy or rigid, fringed, paisley print or floral, it channel that mix between dandy and formal that characterized the whole collection. Wear it loose, wear it tightly knotted, with just a shirt, or with a jumper and of course the suit, but make sure you wear a bow tie this season.
The Sicily in its men’s or travel size incarnation really took to the fore on the runway for Fall Winter 2013. Elegant, yet distressed, something like a family heirloom, the Sicily is transformed and loved. Stone washed calfskin, pony skin, medium or large, the Sicily is that travel item which makes the process, as well as the destination so pleasant.
The shoes were everything but an afterthought in the Fall Winter 2013 Dolce&Gabbana collection. Chelsea boots with buttons to resemble spats, distressed, stone washed, mould effect washed suede hone in on the vintage statement. The Baroque on the other hand is reflected in the intricate gold thread hand embroidery and the slipper like evening shoes.
With shoes being so important, socks also took centre stage in the fashion show. Trousers were worn turned up at the hem, and in a carrot silhouette, so the ankle, or even shin were very visible. In comes the gold embroidered cashmere sock, extravagant yes, but must have luxurious.
There is always a hint of Sicilian in any Dolce&Gabbana collection, and for Fall Winter 2013 the flat cap, or coppola represented the island. Embroidered to resemble Roman laurel wreath, this is a flat cap with a difference.
You may have heard the word Hipster in recent season to describe a certain style amongst the fashionable people. While not completely hipster-ish, these thick-rimmed acetate glasses give the idea, while maintain strong a DolceGabbana aesthetic and luxury.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni