Acting as the perfect send off as the finale show of Milan Fashion Week, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana puts their heartfelt ode to Sicily and to Italy.
The Italian fashion house of Dolce and Gabbana have always been know for their consistency in putting out the most bejewelled, lace smothered and beautifully embroidered garments on the runway. At the finale show of the recent Milan Fashion Week, it was no different, the duo manages to steal our breathes away as soon as the first models walked down the runway. “I have this life,” said Stefano Gabbana backstage before Dolce & Gabbana’s catwalk show in Milan on Sunday afternoon. “I want to be happy. I want to eat tomatoes and pasta. I want to have passion.”
Citing the Spanish influence on Sicily between the 1516s and 1713s, their collection centred around a black colour palette, lace dresses in red and white, matador braid-embroidered suits and ornate trophy belts amongst the polkadot flamenco skirts and dresses and carnation covered ponchos. Models wore their hair slicked back into severe buns decorated with a touch of carnations and bejewelled head pieces. As the ending of the show came to a close, a parade of models in crisp white shirts wearing red-high waisted shorts and ballet flats walked down the length of the runway. Since its founding in 1985, it comes as no surprise that even after almost 30 years in the business Dolce and Gabbana manages to put on yet another another alluring and exquisite signature show.