In an interview to Hong Kong magazine Prestige, the Italian design duo open up about their relationships with each other, with their celebrities, with their creativity and with the world’s second largest economy: China.
Dolce&Gabbana were the first Italian brand to open a stand-alone boutique in mainland China in Hangzhou in 2005. The brand’s characteristic forward-looking policy in design is also reflected in their strategy.
In an interview to Prestige magazine, a Hong Kong based luxury lifestyle publication, they reiterate their commitment to Asia and China in particular. In a candid interview where the designers talk about their style, differences, habits and muses, their Italian flamboyancy and creativity shine through.
This thorough Italian mood and its adaptability to foreign surroundings, which may be considered as one of the main reasons behind the brand’s success abroad, especially in exotic cultures like the Far East, is no more visible than in the images accompanying the shoot.
Shot by Giuliano Bekor in the magnificent surroundings of the China Club in Beijing, Stefano Gabbana and Domenic Dolce donning their eponymous designed tuxedos look like they are an integral part of the architecturally spectacular 17th century imperial residence.
The palace is brought to like thanks to the Dolce&Gabbana impeccable tailoring, Paris Libby’s transparent interpretation of the brand’s style and the perfectly exotic looks of models Charles Melton, Jerry Zhao, Zheng Da Peng, Zhang Ai Peng and Fu Zong Zheng.
Credits: Prestige Magazine