The Dolce & Gabbana Preisthood? The last photograph of the finale is a great shot but really? Madonna? Sprayed all over the clothing?
While it has been nice to see D&G return to their Sicilian roots for the past 4 or 5 collections I really think it’s time they took a holiday to some place exotic. The theme has been reinvented each season and I think now perhaps they have exhausted it.
Also; aren’t we seeing hints of certain shows from last season in this collection (Givenchy’s Madonna and something from Dries)? Some of the floral prints and needle work are quite gaudy but if I was to pick some favorites from the collection; I would be after the shoes and the shirts from the final walk-down.
I have seen alot of similar patterns (Lucy Liu @ awards) and can only think “what an interesting way to repurpose upholstery and drapery fabric!” I will let it inspire me to think outside the common box.
The florals and religious symbolism won’t catch on among most men. I far prefer the patchwork/colorblocking of men’s suits in collections such as Raf Simons’ and others. In fact, I think the colorblocking will catch on because it’s about time we put some variation in suits.
This show was art …… for runway …… and the fashion might work in South of Italy but i can t imagine even guys from northern Italy in those clothes. For me as a tall german guy this will def. NOT work although I m a fan of D & G for many years. This season probably no deal between me and D & G !
I think people should not try to judge the collection based on a few of the photos Scott has put on here. I am a rather middle of the road, yet on-trend male dresser, and I would wear every item in that collection. I loved how it was a creative extension of the S/S show, which, in my opinion, was one of the best of last season, because finally, it offered a different silhouette for men. This show did exactly that too: the heightened, loose-fitting pants; big, billowy three quarter blouses: it was the suggestion of a silhouette that I thought was very much wearable (unlike, say Carven), but at the same time was moving away from the pervasive skinny silhouette (which, generally, continued to reign supreme this season). I have new-found respect for the D&G boys, must say.