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!
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 !!! http://www.ottomandandy.com
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.
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.
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?
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?
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!
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!)
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.