Italy is known to be the hometown for Dolce & Gabbana and this time, it rained Dolce&Gabbana on Day five of the Milan Fashion Week 2012. The event returned with a bang this year with young, pretty girls walking the ramp donning the latest D&G collection.
Their theme this time around included Sea, Sun and Love which brought in to light warm, summer days. And no prizes for guessing, it was loved by all. Designers had planned a perfect treat for the eyes with loads of excitement and fashion of course.
The spirit of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana was more than evident through vibrant colors that flagged the occasion. Black no more remains the most frequently used color in the world of fashion.
They chose the city of Sicily as their source of inspiration. Sicilian puppets and barrows served as the theme. The background was painted green to go with the sun lounger stripes. Designers were seen using a lot of varied accessories in their outfits like scarves instead of hats, dresses instead of pants, headbands instead of a bun and the like. It was a true celebration for the brand that got their hot Sicilian chics on the ramp to flaunt their new arrivals.
Colors and Prints:
Broad, adventurous stripes were the trend for the season. The brand showcased A-shaped and trapeze dresses. The models catwalked with simple red and white sundresses featuring horizontal and vertical stripes paired with knicker-length shorts. Stripes represented warm, sunny beaches.
The prints displayed included a short sleeve top with a large wheel-barrow print tucked into a high-waist skirt. The accessories worn were dazzling. Swinging chandelier earrings, head-shaped, ceramic vases, heels with flowers, flats with pom-poms and printed headscarves.
Satin fabrics, flowy cuts and tassels were the order of the day. One of the models was seen wearing a basket shaped skirt topped with a black layer.
Sicilian Folk Art
Maps and images of wooden marionettes holding armor which are a symbol of Sicilian folk art were also a part of the show. Their art and design was displayed in a variety of forms and lengths. The designing duo clubbed their outfits with handbags and bucket bags that were just perfect for a weekend summer vacation.
Another attraction of the show was raffia embroidered with coral and organza net that looked stunning.
The final round saw 86 models in 86 varieties of scarves; close the show with sexy swimwear. This acted like a fresh, cool breeze for the summer heat the models set on stage. Domenico Dolce stated that the theme of this collection was about “the idea of glamorous holidays in Sicily”. Gabbana opined that this collection though not proposing to be trendy, were meant to be a memoir of the beautiful island of Sicily.
D&G left a mark through the show and proved that in spite of constant changes in fashion, their concepts will remain strong. Overall, the event proved to be a great success and received huge applauses and responses from all. It was an evening to remember.