Milan: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s S/S 12 collection for D&G espoused hobo chic, where silk, denim, and linen were patched together to create elegantly ramshackle trousers, shorts, and shirts that benefited from the best of all three materials. Models wore suede moccasins in low-cut or slouchy, fringed boot models, that came in a variety of colors and patterns including Coquelicot orange, grey, navy blue or polka dot, and many ensembles were topped off with straw fedoras suitable to life on the road or the beach. The designers’ obsession with silk foulard remixes extended to swimwear; a variety of richly printed, yet wearable, trunks seemed to encapsulate the design philosophy behind this collection — an equal longing for luxury and footloose freedom, a creative tension that ultimately propelled it to satisfying heights. —Andrew Luecke

Color: Olive / Saffron / Coquelicot / Navy blue / Faded indigo

Key Items: Jackets, bombers, trousers, shorts / printed swim trunks / Denim shirts / Popovers

Materials: Silk / Suede / Denim / Khaki / Jersey / Linen

Print + Pattern: Paisleys / All-over and macro crests / Scrollwork

Details + Trim: Patchwork / Distressing

Accessories + Footwear: Fringed moccasin booties / Straw fedoras / Wayfarer style sunglasses

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