Maison Dolce & Gabbana gave the fashion world an encyclopedic review of their artisanal credentials with an amazing show of 127 looks. The show titled "Elegance" opened with an interesting video showing Dolce draping fabric on a model and hand stitching a garment that, when finished, was branded with the duo’s script in Italian "Fatto a mano," or "Made by hand."
The multi-theme runway show flipped through a series of well-catalogued Dolce & Gabbana themes. Designers Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana started with elegant suits topped with fedora hats or then transitioned to chiffon & silk dresses or pantsuits with feather boa trim .
The designers then ran through patterns, textiles and color: my favorites florals, houndstooth and Prince of Wales, leopard, jewel tone color blocking and amazing brocades. The designers, unusually, then highlighted a series of frothy unique bridal gowns with accessories. And the final flourish was reserved for the brand’s true mainstay: beautifully tailored looks in black.
As I think timeless forever.
The looks played on classic of femininity, which remains at the heart of Maison Dolce&Gabbna. In my opinion highlights included a royal purple A-line coat with cape and bow details that popped with layers of turquoise crinoline, an all-white fitted double-breasted suit topped with a soft cashmere overcoat, a modern take on the suit deconstructed into an off-shoulder look and a black-and-white polka dot dress made voluminous by underlays worn by an sweet Asian model.