May 10, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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TO SICILY, WITH LOVE
Milan: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana once again mined the rich cultural history of Sicily for their collection this season. Prints for the opening looks featured the Roman army, which conquered and lost Sicily several times throughout its years. Other motifs depicted portraits of men of different races, representing the many cultures that have laid claim to the island at one time or another. Colorful headscarves and dangling beaded earrings were a nod to Sicilian gypsies, which are a regular theme in the label’s lexicon. In addition to slicker silk looks, the design duo offered items with a sense of humility – macramé separates, printed burlap dresses, and even wicker corsets. This passionate ode to the triumphs and difficulties of Sicily, realized over the course of a whopping 87 looks, was Dolce & Gabbana in top form. –Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Hourglass / Abbreviates / Fit-and-flare / Constructed curves / Boxy / A-line / Oversized
Color: Italian flag colors – rich red, saturated green, white / Gold / Sailor blue / Burlap / Chocolate brown
Key Items: Printed fit-and-flare dresses / Dropped shoulder tops / Midi skirts / Macramé separates
Materials: Printed silks / Burlap / Lace / Crinkled silk / Wicker / Tulle / Crisp cotton / Macramé / Chiffon / Cloqué
Print + Pattern: Roman army motifs / Wide stripes / Colorful portraits / Maps / Ceramic plate patterns / Product labels
Details + Trim: Beading / Lace panels / Raw edges / Extra-wide sleeves / Dropped shoulders / Tassel and flower appliqués / Raffia fringe
Accessories + Footwear: Printed headscarves / Beaded dangling earrings / Raffia hats / Raffia totes / Printed or embellished top-handle bags / Colorful low-heeled or platform T-straps / Printed pointy-toe pumps / Mary Janes / Two-strap sandals
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