The concept behind the collection is summer in Sicily: the garments are destructured; yet maintain that high octane glamour, we all love about Dolce&Gabbana. The concept of holiday and holiday dressing is breathed through the collection, and reached a Milanese audience who missed the days spent by the beach. Sicily is the other leg of the tripod: from visual prints representing Moorish vases or the highly decorated wheels of traditional Sicilian carts made up colourful prints which epitomize summer, and the tastes and traditions of Sicily.
The Dolce&Gabbana Summer 2013 collection is inspired by the most profound “SICILIAN
TRADITION”, that can be seen on the prints depicting the famous puppets of Sicilian street
theaters, on the typical local barrows and peculiar wheels, on the Caltagirone head-shaped ceramic
vases and dishes.
These elements are mixed with stripes that recall the beach umbrellas and sunbeds of local shores,
thus creating the wordrobe for a hot summer.
The exquisite handcraftmanship of the clothes made of straw, raffia crochet, embroideries of
coral on straw, culminates with the creation of dresses, skirts and sculture-effect midollino bustiers
inspired by the classic Sicilian baskets.
Shapes and proportions
Trapeze shapes and “A” shapes.
Raffia, raffia crochet, printed raffia and raffia embroidered with coral, double satin organza,
embossed organza and organza net, rough printed cotton, stretch linen and cotton, gold and
Barrow-shaped sculpted sandals, flat and high-heeled midollino sandals.
Chandelier earrings in the shape of Sicilian puppets, head-shaped ceramic vases or with the typical
decorations found on Sicilian barrows.
Printed silk foulards to be worn as a knotted head-piece.
Printed cotton bathing suits.
Meraviglioso and Nel Blu Dipinto Blu by Domenico Modugno.