Dolce & Gabbana's Fall/Winter 2010/2011 collection was a tribute to Sicily with Tornatore's Baaria one of the main inspirations.
A collection that is all about sartorialism, Sicily, sensuality, Typically Sicilian elements, with a special attention to technique and sartorial details for an overall sensual silhouette. Take the tank top for instance. a key garment to the Sicilian look that is also a Dolce & Gabbana staple; on this occasion it is becoming particularly sensual what with the choice of cut and fabric.
The main purpose of this collection is to communicate a certain taste and atmosphere, both derived from a strong, traditional identity. On the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk it translated as an emphasis on fabrics and technique and an attention to details.
The palette is reminiscent of a hot Sicilian day, dusty and warm, with greys and browns and earth tones. The fabrics acihieve that same effect thanks to a special treatment, to give them a worn-in, used feel; a special wash a well as holes, raw edges...
The thick of it - the knits, nice and heavy, used for jumpers and trousers, as well as a series of jackets and coats. All done with those same specific details and with a knit that is being treated just like regular fabric. Other types of cloth are receiving the VIP treatment, including velvets, leathers, denim...
A few trademark garments punctuate the collection. the obligatory waiscoat, the riding trousers... Now best worn with big old worker boots... 2011 style.
Source: Dolce & Gabbana, Baaria
Photo credits: Yuri Ahn for Dolce & Gabbana
Catwalk - Monica Feudi
All film stills from Baaria by Giuseppe Tornatore.