There has always been a love-hate relationship between Italy and Spain, our neighbours, and fellow southern Europeans, and lets face it, also in a rocky financial state at this very moment. Giampaolo Sgura, Bianca Balti and the Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda collection prove that fashion can heal wounds an incredible shoot on Vogue Spain.
Italy and Spain seem to be doing things in tandem: Mussolini- Franco, Ac Milan-Real Madrid, Indignados, indignati. One thing where however our Spanish brothers cannot fail to come in second is fashion, but they seem to be ok with that.
In a fantastic story about the launch of Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda, Italian hat trick: Giampaolo Sgura, Bianca Balti and Dolce&Gabbana come together on the winning team.
The shoot exemplifies the theme, dream and passion behind the Alta Moda project. Sumptuous fashion which highlight’s yesterday’s crafts and today’s love of them. From feather light bouclé suits, to extravagant prom dresses with floral applications. The Alta Moda collections spans decades and clients, but the influence remains one: Italy.
Bianca Balti, with her refined Mediterranean looks represents the collection, and the ideals of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. Giampalo Sgura, established young Italian fashion photographer captures the mood of the collection in each shot: from festive to sombre, from relaxed to prim, every element is there.
And well, our Spanish neighbours don’t resent Italy’s supremacy in fashion, but support it, and perhaps are proud of it too, willing us to be the winners of the never-ending battle for the title of fashion heavyweight champions of fashion, the battle against France.
Credits: Vogue Spain
Photographer: Giampaolo Sgura
Stylist: Ana Tovar
Model: Bianca Balti