Dolce & Gabbana was one of the first brand to go back to physical shows and, on the occasion of their Menswear collection for spring 2021, the duo declared that they were not enthusiastic about the digital medium since the beginning, and that they wanted to restore the status quo as soon as possible. After all, they are well known for being traditionalist and conservative, not to mention that theirs is an art that must be seen live, must be touched and experienced. Furthermore, this men’s collection also marks the reconciliation of the creative duo with the Camera Nazionale della Moda, whose director Capasa has always made clear his preference for the traditional panel.
The collection was presented at Humanitas: the Milanese hospital has a special link with the brand, which has supported its research since 2109. The location has a symbolic value of great importance.
The looks are 104 in total and represents a new chapter of Dolce & Gabbana made of new creative horizons. The Mediterranean Sea still remains the basis of the collection, but designers also look at human work, as well as Mother Nature: this time they took inspiration from the architecture of Parco dei Principi hotel in Sorrento, designed by Gio Ponti.
Thus, the clothes are filled with geometric prints or even Greek-style ornamental statues. The forms themselves become somewhat architectural, both square and regular and round and voluminous, on the shoulders of the shirts as an example. A decidedly different collection which, in fact, marks the beginning of an internal brand revolution. Definitely positive.
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