Dolce & Gabbana Haute Couture fashion show took place on July 6th at Palazzo Dolce&Gabbana in Milan. The inspiration comes, once again, from Southern Italy and the myth of the Bella Vita, meant as the ability to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us, including small things.
However, the collection is far from simple. The audience the creative duo speaks to is the most refined, thus nothing is left to chance. The refinement, after all, is well summarized in the interiors of Palazzo Dolce&Gabbana, whose sumptuousness speaks for itself. Each look is equally rich. Of prints, which are a statement in D&G collections and refer to both the traditional art of the Mezzogiorno and to nature (flowers, plants and animalier included); of applied decorations, such as crystals and feathers; large, catchy jewels, a mix of precious stones and gold, plus some lacquered figures; and accessories in general, including exaggerated hats which, in order to be worn, require a pin holding them on the forehead.
The collection is dominated by the scarf, which seems to invade every look and transform itself into dresses, tops and skirts, as well as covering its more classic usages, such as bandanas and headwear. Dolce and Gabbana must have been impressed by all the symbolic and cultural baggage of this piece of wardrobe. Usually very colourful and fluid, it is the perfect and inevitable accessory on a holiday on the Amalfi Coast. The Alta Moda collection is the perfect example of how even the most famous and iconic pieces can be reinvented forever.
Cover image courtesy: Dolce&Gabbana via vogue.it