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February 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm
This has a hint of an Egyptian vibe. I think the gold/red combination is beyond fantastic, it looks like candy.
February 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm
Egyptian? When I look at these photos I see Sicilian Royalty! This is what the Dolce & Gabbana princess looks like. I love the mosaic images that look like they have been taken from the frescoes of Italian Basilicas, it’s both traditional and romantic. I like the deliciously rich colours and think they will be beautiful for winter. While it seems to be a very predictable theme and inspiration for a Dolce & Gabbana collection; I have to say that I admire the many different ways they have managed to reference their history and heritage for the past five or so seasons… I still do, however, think it’s time they took a holiday to somewhere exotic!
February 25, 2013 at 7:21 pm
This is more like Byzantine:
February 26, 2013 at 1:41 am
Byzantine indeed. More like mosaics from the Haiga Sophia in Istanbul
February 27, 2013 at 11:27 am
i thought it looked like Chinese, Ming Dynasty to be exact…. (kidding) … Byzantine for sure… :)
February 26, 2013 at 3:32 am
True, it is pure Bizantine! and very beautiful indeed!
I think these are actually the mozaics from Saint Sofia Basilique in Istambul (Constantinopole).
February 26, 2013 at 7:35 am
Byzantine, yap. Turkish TV series ‘Suleiman’, even. ‘Mad Men’.
September 22, 2013 at 10:08 am
They are Sicilian mosaics, which can you can find in the churches and palaces of Palermo, representing the Emperor Frederick the II and others. It’s pure Sicilianity, beautiful
February 25, 2013 at 8:38 pm
I totally agree!!
February 25, 2013 at 9:00 pm
Yeah, the theme is Greek/Eastern Orthodox icons. Whereas Catholics have statues, the Orthodox Church has icons. Paintings or mosaics in rich colors and often embellished with gold leaf. Beautiful!
February 27, 2013 at 11:22 am
yeah you’re right: Byzantine-Orthodox-Inspired-Roman-Catholic-Church-Art.
I love it!!! (BTW reminds me of the Chanel Cruise Collection Paris-Byzance a few seasons ago)
February 26, 2013 at 3:46 am
it was bit of a comeback fro dg :)
February 26, 2013 at 9:44 am
The theme is in fact the Sicilian Baroque.
February 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm
I fell in love with the collection the moment I saw the first design. If I had to choose one brand to wear for the rest of my life, it would be Dolce & Gabbana.
February 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm
Wow! That wave of ladies in red lace is amazing. And the byzantine images – fabulous. Just lovely – thanks for sharing it with us.
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February 25, 2013 at 3:21 pm
I really love D&G! The colors are so saturated. It looks like D&G has gathered inspiration from Gustav Klimt this year :)
February 25, 2013 at 9:47 pm
That was my fave too. :)
February 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm
Let me add that the inspiration was Basilica Monreale in Palermo.
Klimt was inspired by Basilica San Vidal when he spent some time in Ravenna.
February 25, 2013 at 3:22 pm
Not many things cause me to stop and take a second look in fashion any more, but this is just deliciously decadent. Luscious and juicy– the colors are rich and fragrant. Brava!
February 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm
We love d&g
Sí al sí quiero
February 25, 2013 at 3:25 pm
I´m in love with this collection!
February 25, 2013 at 3:33 pm
Beautiful collection, the last photos, all in red is gorgeous!
February 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm
February 25, 2013 at 3:37 pm
I bet these are Byzantine figures and iconas…Very brilliant idea , bringing back history into fashion…Well, the show is yet to start , this means we’ll see more like these…Enjoy folk !!!
February 25, 2013 at 3:40 pm
Don’t like it! Too much of an obvious ‘theme’ for my taste. I think this’ll be my last comment on D&G because I disliked last 3 seasons so my hope is a bit gone. Thanks for updating tho.
This has to be one of my favorite shows from the season. So regal!
February 25, 2013 at 3:42 pm
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From Boho to Chiic
February 25, 2013 at 3:50 pm
Love Dolce & Gabbana! Italian Design! ♥
February 25, 2013 at 3:51 pm
Byzantine nostalgia or homage?…not sure, but it’s awe-inspiring.
john b pritchett
February 25, 2013 at 3:57 pm
Beautiful collection! So rich and elegant. Love the religious imagery.
Majestic! my favorite is the picture with all the girls in red…perhaps someone should make a fashion science fiction movie(this is what i thought when I saw this army of fierce girls
February 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm
I was shocked. There are orthodox icons/images from church. I wouldn’t wear such a dress, but I like to look at them. They are …. something else.
February 25, 2013 at 4:14 pm
Byzantium… not bad!
THE STEL STYLE
February 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm
February 25, 2013 at 4:22 pm
So Balmain a/w 2012
February 25, 2013 at 4:52 pm
If it’s religious content is definitely not only NOT in the right place but wrong and offensive. What’s sacred to some becomes the object of parade and fashion for others. And that just makes it plain wrong.
February 25, 2013 at 7:45 pm
First of all, a too delicate approach towards religious feelings often leads to horrible consequences, like it happened in the case of Pussy Riot.
Then, I first saw photographs from this collection on a facebook page of, let’s say, liberal Orthodox Christians who were quite excited about this costumes and not at all offended. They were sadly joking on how those gilded costumes reflect the commercialization of their Church and viewed the collection like an ironic comment.
Finally, this imagery does not contain any religious meaning when taken out of religious context. Images become icons only when they are used for prayer or during the liturgy.
February 27, 2013 at 11:28 am
Haha your comment made me laugh. People, don’t be so narrow minded. This collection is a hommage of middle-age church art not a ridicule of religion. Therefor it is ok:)
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February 25, 2013 at 4:53 pm
viva Sicilia – forza siciliana ma vero.
February 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm
I think about i mosaici di Piazza Armerina Unesco protection love it
February 25, 2013 at 5:08 pm
The look is so powerful and (literally) regal. Love that this collection is designed for an uber strong and confident woman!
February 25, 2013 at 5:12 pm
so blown away by the byzantine imagery. the best of antiquity and modernity in a single outfit… the crowns and the beautiful earrings! stunning.
February 25, 2013 at 5:36 pm
How beautiful and clever this collection is, I can’t stop looking at it. Wish I could have one of those red dresses and the grey suit.
February 25, 2013 at 6:08 pm
Dolce & Gabbana is just so fantastic! I love those girls that are all in red..
February 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm
February 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm
I absolutely love this collection. Perfection.
February 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm
That shot of the army of beautiful women draped in red. Incredible!
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February 25, 2013 at 7:49 pm
LOVE all the pieces, everything. From head to toe, shoes, dresses, shirts and the jewelry, gorgeous! Can’t wait to buy some pieces!
February 25, 2013 at 9:28 pm
I’m growing suspicious of designers who seem to have forgotten that women need bottoms on their outfits: this is a Fall/Winter collection. The fantasy of the runway and the beautiful legs of models aside, it looks to me like they ran out of steam at the waist. And I see it ALL THE TIME! How many opportunities do women have to wear bloomers?
February 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm
love DnG … they do it differently common… which is so wonderful…….
February 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm
It’s a blast of creativity!
February 26, 2013 at 1:20 am
Stunning collection! It’s pure artwork and mesmerizing to look at.
February 26, 2013 at 3:12 am
precisazione: i mosaici ripresi nelle stampe da questi sarti sono delle chiese di Ravenna.
February 26, 2013 at 3:17 am
Simplemente una colección preciosa
February 26, 2013 at 3:28 am
Love that collection!
February 26, 2013 at 5:29 am
What an amazing collection. What a work on the fabrics and embroidery! very very impressive!
February 26, 2013 at 5:59 am
I found a great description of the collection on Swide.com http://www.swide.com/food-travel/architecture/the-mosaics-of-the-monreale-cathedral-sicily-italy/2013/2/24
The inspiration comes from Sicily and from the mosaics of the Monreale Cathedral!
February 26, 2013 at 6:32 am
Gosh, this is why Dolce and Gabbana remains one of my favourites. Can’t believe that they can keep on creating amazing pieces from the same inspiration. I’d love to have the crown…
February 26, 2013 at 8:52 am
While I think this was the most beautiful collection of the season, there were some discordant notes – the salt and pepper skirt suit was more 1960′s secretary than Byzantine princess.
February 26, 2013 at 10:12 am
I mean that these collection is showing respect and beauty that we turns into us and to ours true believs. I think that D&G wish to make a big Compliment to cultural hertitage and 100years of belives of Sicilian people..Why people looking mosaic, bec is nice and we feel nice,peacfull when looking these motives.Thats the point of Churches-find yourself. D&G are perfect combine they inner self -trusts and tell us with outer self,taht we must trust in myself. And the second think,think ab travel. D&G giving the Sicily big compliments and icreassing turist destination. And Gold color is natural color from Earth. These collection is like a very old good red vine. When you look the color of these wine,then you drink and taste, you smell old wine,you feel explosion of all elements inside teh glass. Then you feel the wine and wont more. I mean that D&G are explosionof tastes of very good red vine and you feel respect,something more then just fashion and prices. And im shure that D&G like to drink old red vines:) You feel the collection? want more?
February 26, 2013 at 10:16 am
How beautiful! Everyone in red!
February 26, 2013 at 10:33 am
Even if I don’t like saints on bags and dresses, I think that this is the best collection of all fashion weeks!
February 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm
so beautiful, love D&G.
February 27, 2013 at 6:18 am
Great concept from Dolce and Gabbana!
February 27, 2013 at 8:43 am
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February 27, 2013 at 11:39 am
This collection was quintessential Dolce & Gabbana. It was yet again a romanticized piece of Sicily. Beautifully made looks. See my perspective of the show here:
February 27, 2013 at 4:06 pm
I don’t care what the theme is. It is just lovely. I did not like D&G for their first 10 years. The last few years, they have been coming thru and truly showing what and who they are. Just lovely. Miuccia Prada is the undisputed Queen of mixing themes, but this one is pretty damn good. Luv it!
February 28, 2013 at 12:45 am
This was my favorite show this season. It was that perfect mix of editorial and commercial. Pure perfection.
March 3, 2013 at 10:17 am
beautiful. but we can clearlysee where’s alexander mcqueen influence.
March 5, 2013 at 8:09 am
I keep coming back to have a look at this collection, I love it so much! So many sumptuous colours and fabrics, so decadent, someone described it as regal- well it certainly is that! It is royally good ;) ( ho ho couldn’t help myself!)
March 15, 2013 at 8:21 am
Byzantium, indeed! Some of the motifs draw directly from the Byzantine churches of Norman Sicily: the kneeling king on one of the garments is William II of Sicily depicted in the act of donating the cathedral of Monreale, the construction of which he financed, to the Virgin.
Sic si Clasic
March 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm
I love this collection from D&G
April 13, 2013 at 5:37 pm
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September 1, 2014 at 5:25 am
Not many things cause me to stop and take a second look in fashion any more, but this is just deliciously decadent.