Together with Alta Sartoria Men, Dolce&Gabbana presented its Womenswear haute couture, giving life to a new wave of admiration and desire with a scheme the two designers are used to. Despite the location – Villa Bardini, once again in Florence – the womenswear fashion show and its male counterpart refer to each other in a game of contrapositions and references. Two chapters which make sense in themselves but become even more powerful with the comparison.
Haute Couture literally blooms, with buds, leaves and embroideries which recall gardens during Springtime and full flower beds in Castels’ parks. Nature, as much as human beings, is fragile and prodigious at the same time. With the wonderful landscape of the Villa, garments and accessories, the music itself, Dolce and Gabbana gifted us with something that, this year, got missed: Spring.
Everything in the collection refers to natural lexicon. Colours of course, which have been already amazing in the Menswear collection, pure and intense. Pink and red and purple, green in the foliages which melt into shadows and lights, blue and purple fusing together. We have also some gold and lurex, a very light lace which looks like a spider web on the model’s body. Textures are the other big thing in the collection and recall once again Nature. Sliky fabrics give space to feathers and fringes of different kind.
Dolce&Gabbana’s nature is free and impudent, still it is domesticated into perfect symmetries. A useful condition indeed: as we discovered ourselves in the latest period, despite out freedom and individuality, unity is the only condition we can succeed with.
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