D&G – S/S 2012

Milan: Kitschy, girly and statement making, is Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s recipe for success with their playful lower-priced line D&G. Shortly after the show, the duo announced that they are folding the line into the main Dolce & Gabbana house, but they stuck to their formula for one last, playful and colorful hurrah. Each season the D&G girl has a very distinct inspiration and for Spring it was scarves, not the nubby winter type but the purely decorative foulard version that is passed down through the generations. With slightly ironic nod to 90s luxury and an appealing dose of color and a plethora of print, D&G’s swan song collection hit all the marks one last time. —Shannon Davenport

Silhouette: Fit and flare / Tailored / Drop-waist / Boxy

Color: Tangerine / Kelly green / Black / Bubblegum pink / White / Teal / Sunshine yellow / Fire engine red / Cornflower

Key Items: Printed button-ups / Bralettes / Wrap skirts / Slouchy trousers / Printed bikinis / Western shirts / High-necked tunics / Hot shorts / Cropped jackets / Clingy ribbed sweaters / Skater dressees / Strapless party dresses

Materials: Foulard / Denim / Silk / Sequins / Satin

Print + Pattern: Handkerchief prints / Border prints / Polka dots / Crests / Anchor prints / Medallions / Stripes / Baroque swirls / Paisley / Winter florals

Details + Trim: Handkerchief hems / Tying and shirring / Colorblocking /

Accessories + Footwear: Scarf-wrapped heels / Coin collars / Dangly coin earrings / Frayed straw hats / Gold framed sunglasses / Printed foldover clutches / Boxy chain purses

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