Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana this afternoon presented a collection that called to mind memories of childhood vacations spent languishing on the liquorice-striped canvases of deck chairs, capturing evening sunsets drenched in golden orange, yellow and magenta with a bought-for-holiday disposable camera and reveling in the local entertainment, in this case all that Sicilian street theatre had to offer. The Dolce & Gabbana summer wardrobe was hot, light-hearted and bursting with happiness from the rainbow-coloured invitations to the clothes themselves. Dresses with oversized sleeves featured scenes of Sicily in vivid hues of red, blue, orange and yellow, while waist-cinching day dresses that flared into full skirts bore stripes in green and white, red and white and monochrome. The female form was once again celebrated courtesy of figure-hugging vase shapes and the signature addition of the label’s classic Fifties style bra tops. Woven mini-dresses in bold shades of crimson and azure were walking wicker hampers and hair was topped with silk bandannas. Embellishment went wild with frivolity in an array of pompoms, ribbons, corsages and brightly coloured jewels adding extra glamour and sass to pretty Princess dresses, and the accessories were just as ornate with lavish earrings showcasing the holiday mood had gone to their head. Bags were bucket shaped, fans splayed on the stacked heels of wedges and extravagance was to be had in spades as reflected by the finale which comprised an array of raffia corsets and one stand-out ballgown which wafted down the runway in a swathe of sheer black tulle. The message was clear, further evidenced by a procession of Fifties swimsuits, shorts and bikini sets; get ready for the holiday of a lifetime.
Thank you for travelling D&G, and we know we’ll certainly be seeing you next time!
Images: Copywright Vogue.co.uk