Saturday, December 7, 2013

Dolce & Gabbana FW 2013

Dolce & Gabbana FW 2013
Dolce & Gabbana FW 2013
Dolce & Gabbana FW 2013
Continuing on the prevalent themes of "high church" on the fall runways, Dolce & Gabbana's show was heavily influenced by Catholic and Byzantine iconography. And then there are the things that Dolce & Gabbana does so well, such as their tailoring and use of lace. I love that in the last few seasons Dolce & Gabbana has since moved away from their creepy robohypersex ad campaigns and back to their vision of the Sicilian woman casting Italian beauties Bianca Balti and Monica Bellucci--in a past season they used Madonna as well.

More photos of the collection here and here.

ph: imaxtree

7 comments:

  1. Oh, this is well done! Such tasteful creations. I really like the longer length and tailored fit. It has a bit of Dior's New look to it, always an elegant style in my opinion.

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    1. I felt like Dior's new look was popular on the runways in the fall season, even in unexpected places like Gareth Pugh.

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  2. I love this, as well! It conjures up very faint memories of my Italian great-aunt taking me and my sister to her church when we were very small. I remember the ladies wore a lot of lace, perfume, and carried handbags, and there was ornate gold trim everywhere. The gold makes me think of the church walls. The black and white, and a little of the red, makes me think of the ladies, themselves.

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    1. This is a kind of comment I enjoy reading! I'm glad to see that Dolce & Gabbana are going back to more nostalgic designs.

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  3. I'm without on the change in direction for their ads - it made me lose interest in their collections for a while. They're surprisingly classic, aren't they? And making those mosaic dresses look wearable (almost) is no easy task! I like that they still look regal while cut in a clean, modern way.

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  4. The red lace creates such a strong visual image!

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  5. So Byzantine! I also love that we're moving back towards a lower heel, judging from the shoes in this show, at least.

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