October 13, 2015

By Marius Brianski

Photos Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana

Milan, Italy – Dedicated to their love for Italia, fashion house Dolce & Gabbana duo presented a generous fashion feast for Spring/Summer 2016. And “I Love Italia” is what it is all about!

Here in this new collection is an intoxicating bomb of colors, patterns and the richness for which Italy is well-known. The inspirations behind it are the traditional elements from Italy. These too represent quite a few clichés to which tourists and other foreign visitors are drawn while visiting the peninsula. A huge variety of designs appeared on the catwalk. One sees polka dots, paint strokes, florals, ornaments, big collars and pinstripes. The designers manifest the traditional Italian motifs during the whole show with logos, postcard picture prints and decorative patches. And some of the options in the collection are specifically aimed at seducing the Chinese costumer, with its growing tastes for all that is luxury.

The looks have defined waists. They trace the woman’s curves as they seek to elongate the silhouette a bit.

There is an insane amount of options. This plethora ranges to include long gowns, mini dresses, caftans, pyjamas, lingerie inspired tops, cut above the ankle pants, skirts and double-breasted suits. And there are a nice selection of pieces done in lace, tweeds and knitwear. All of the garments span from formal wear to beachwear. To top it all off, Dolce & Gabbana offer a wide variety of over-the-top accessories from bags, clutches, headphones, scarfs, headbands, earrings, heels and flats to iPhone cases, oversized sunglasses and cute baskets.

Adding signature shopping bags to the models as they strolled down the catwalk provides an interesting way of making the collection more accessible for stylish yet active clients (though It may seem a bit Chanel-ish to those of us who attended Chanel’s recents shows in Paris). However the idea of models taking selfies during the show gives it a more flamboyant touch aimed at the social media conscious public. This is Dolce & Gabbana !

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