Style Fashion > Press Cuttings > Wicker is wicked on Vogue Italia Date posted: February 17, 2013

Wicker is
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Vogue Italia

Wicker is wicked

The Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 collection had many elements of Italian craft, on eof the most iconic being the wicker finale. Vogue Italia shows us how wicker can be wicked.

The Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 collection had many elements of Italian craft, on eof the most iconic being the wicker finale. Vogue Italia shows us how wicker can be wicked.

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Model Katya Ryabinkina styled by Karl Templer and shot my Craig McDean looks ravishing in this wicker cage dress on Vogue Italia. The Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 final looks all contained elements of wicker constructions. But how were they created? Natural wicker is well known for its strength and durability, and for the high level of beauty and comfort that an expert craftsman can produce. The natural materials are plant based, from the core of cane or rattan stalks, or whole plants like willow switches. Other popular materials include reed and bamboo.

The Dolce&Gabbana design team, had the cage dresses created out of wicker in the most traditional of way, wetting the canes, weaving them and then setting them dry. All done by hand over a mannequin for keeping the shape.

This traditional craft has been elevated to high fashion. Their sustainable connotation as well as the support of ancient craft make the cage dresses an act of liberation not constriction.

Credits: Vogue Italia

Photographer: Craig McDean

Stylist: Karl Templer

Model: Katya Ryabinkina

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