Oh my god, what a relief, Dolce & Gabbana boys! After seasons and seasons of Sicily filled collections that started to be seriously boring, we’ve got again something very hot and strong. The SS15 season meant Spain for Stefano and Domenico. The toreadors, flamenco, the Spanish domination of Sicily between 1516 and 1713, corrida… the main theme of the show was a bull. “Every woman wants one, every man wants one, too,” Stefano announced to great merriment after the show, before quickly issuing a correction: “Or wants to be one.” The bull appeared in a splash of blood or garlanded with carnations, because the other leitmotif was the color red. And that red was a real bloodbath (and mostly at the end, when the models wore the bloody suites!). In other words, the show was like a toreador fighting with the bull, which was printed on cool tank tops. But the collection had it’s soft side: the flamenco polka dots. I am really impressed with this great collection, and hopefully Dolce & Gabbana will make it as good for women in September!
Once upon a time in Palermo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana fell asleep and dreamed a fairy tale. Then they based their new collection on it. Which was obvious from the moment an enchanted forest rose from the bowels of the Metropol while snow swirled and Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” played. “Enchanted Sicily” was the title Dolce & Gabbana gave their collection. As wonderful as they have been, there was an inevitable sneaking suspicion that the Sicilian vein was nearing the moment when it would be well and truly tapped. We also met all forest friends like foxy, frogie and deers… and knight-women. Gosh, that looked a bit unreal. But feminist. Hmmm.
Gothic cathedral prints sprung over velvet, suede and silk suits and sweaters, some bejeweled. Velvet stripe trousers and suits suggested court jesters, while the oversized, broad shouldered silhouette and studded panels imitated armour. That was all about Dolce & Gabbana AW14 inspired with Medieval Italy. The models wore bejeweled gloves, crowns, helmets… that was certainly one of the monarchy meeting!