Set against a giant marquee that read “Tropico Italiano” and a catwalk lined with bright palm trees, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana brought the carnivale to Milan. The palm trees glowed, matching the tiaras and heeled sandals that also lit up. This time, they bookended their collection with a parade of dancing models, all wearing D&G t-shirts and boogying with each other and the front row.
The designers wore their love of all things Italian on their sleeves, dresses, hats, bags and shoes. Who needs wallpaper florals when you can have wallpaper Venetian glass wine goblets, pasta, fish and gelato cones instead? Kitschy, yes. But also irresistibly fun, especially on chic sheath dresses or fit-and-flare looks for day. Like a nod to Warhol’s Campbell soup piece, a model walked out in a Pomodori label dress.
Another familiar Dolce & Gabbana trope is religious iconography, seen here as images of saints printed on t-shirts, gauzy blouses, A-line skirts, boleros and pyjama suits. The team also sent out denim, which had to be Gabbana-fied with fringe tassels, heavy embroidery and sequins. If ever denim was ok for evening cocktails, you could consider these jeans.
All of Dolce & Gabbana’s favorite women were here, from the hot widows in funereal black lace, the pious pretties, the floral bombshells and the sweet innocents still into ruffles and frills.
As usual, it was an epic party, with clothes to match, celebrating all the facets of Italy, from all things gluten and wine, to Mediterranean fish and an abundance of roses and over-the-top vita bella.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US