The very first couture dress I ever bought was a Dolce & Gabbana body-hugging LBD from their store in Paris. 7 years later, it (somehow) still fits, and makes me feel elegant, svelte, and confident. The beauty of this brand is that they know women’s bodies as well as they know haute couture.
Loving how you showed movement in that first picture, too. Cheers!
The prints are somptuous, the colors deep and rich and the head scarves add a nostalgic note to the ensemble. ( the 2nd photo !!)
As for the D&G adds, they are pieces of art with the mesmerizing Monica Bellucci.
The first thing I notice before my eyes even settle on the shapes and cut of the clothing are the colors, which to me feel very Dali. It’s a carried-away-fantasy spring of gorgeous, rich, melting-hot colors and landscapes/settings in which to wear the clothes.
Where can you see them being worn? What feeling do they bring for you?
Hi Alyssa, I was thinking exactly the same thing. The colours are very Dali and its such a jubilant and uplifting collection. Obviously Stefano and Domenico intended it to be a collection reflecting their roots and heritage but seriously… these clothes are international. Every peice from the finale I can see being worn in every iconic beach city in the world from Surfer’s Paradise in Australia to Miami, California. I adored the rafia jackets and the applicaed embellishments. Everything that made up the show was incredible and for the most part wearable with something for everyone (stripes, prints, relaxed shapes, embellishment), VIVA DOLCE&GABBANA!
What a superb collection!
I loved every bit of it, but specially how colourful it was.
It’s wonderful the way they re-interpret the Italian culture and know exactly how to modernize it and show it without necesarily been too obvious.
The last few collections for Dolce & Gabbana have focused a lot on their Sicilian heritage, which I share. These beautiful prints really blew me away, especially the ones with the medieval knights. They are illustrations of the Opera dei Pupi, the traditional Sicilian marionette theater. The stories are mostly about knights of the Crusades, enacted by wooden marionettes a good meter tall and dressed in highly detailed armor. They duel, they behead Moors, they make love — the stories are wildly imaginative and all acted out with puppets.
These are really pretty! For the first two, though, lovely as they are, I immediately thought “The King and I,” where the ladies are re-enacting Uncle Tom’s Cabin for the British guests. That’s all I can see. Still really fun though!
Wow! These are hot outfits! Was so much impressed with the second and fifty design much more! The ladies there are really hot and beautiful. I love the dresses and I can’t wait to have one of the outfit!
Dolce & Gabbana did one of the best shows of this fashion week… It’s one of the rare shows when you feel the urge to wear all of the outfits, the atmosphere and decoration gave a big boost to the whole show, hence, it looked perfect
Laura, I agree with you! All these comments about how “beautiful” the cultural images are – Dolce & Gabbana are making money out of glamourising “mammy” images and the plantation existence of black women’s lives. How is this better than John Galliano’s outburst a few years ago?
la sfilata p-e/2013 di dolce&gabbana Ã¨ un inno alla sicilia, all’italia, alla bellezza della nostra cultura. Geniale e molto decorativi gli abiti dedicati ai carretti siciliani, ironici quelli dedicati alle ‘crinoline…..