It is clear that Dolce and Gabbana wanted to pay homage to their homeland, Italy, and celebrate its flavours, colours and beauty by creating an unusual clothing collection that combines traditional patterns and modern lines.
As always, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana managed to impress their audience and fans, showing everyone what the real essence of Italian beauty is, as they said themselves before the show began. Brightly-coloured sundresses embellished with many red onion prints, red and white checkered dresses which remind us of those pretty table cloths that we usually find in traditional Italian restaurants, flattering silk blouses printed with red peppers and tomatoes, enriched with massive diamond buttons. After the show, the two fashion designers invited their closest friends (including many celebrities, such as Scarlett Johansson) to a “modest” party held at their restaurant in Milan, Gold.
Every single creation that appeared on the Dolce and Gabbana catwalk was inspired by southern Italy, its beautiful women, such as Sophia Loren, and fashion traditions. Chair seat-like handbags made of thousand plastic strips, tiny Madonnas and rigatoni looped onto sophisticated golden charm bracelets and jackets decorated with tomatoes, aubergines and various vegetables dominated the show.
But what really shocked everyone on September, 22 was the announcement Domenico and Stefano made at the end of their show, when they declared that they are planning on saying goodbye to D&G in order to invest their time and energies into a single brand that will be always remembered. As of today, the duo owns two labels, Dolce & Gabbana and D&G which, despite being highly profitable, absorb most of the designers’ time and often confuse consumers, most of whom can not tell the difference between the two.
Many feared that Domenico and Stefano were planning on going separate ways, however, their last announcement made fashion-addicts sigh with relief, as not only will their two favourite fashion designers continue creating breathtaking collections, they will also focus on a single label, which will be an elegant, yet democratic fashion brand, according to the duo’s initial vision. One thing’s for sure: Milan Fashion Week marked a new beginning for Dolce and Gabbana and filled us fashion lovers with hope and optimism once again.