Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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JEWEL OF THE CROWN
Milan: Religious reverence came around again as it usually does for Fall at Dolce & Gabbana, this time interpreted as more royal than rustic. Opening on dramatic Renaissance mosaic print dresses, the collection quickly established the crown as it’s symbolic throughline with heavy gold headpieces an accessory for throne-ready crystal embroidered dresses as well as the grey flannel skirt suits of a civilized parishioner. No matter their social status, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s woman adorned herself with all the riches of a Vatican coffer, cinching the most simple cotton blouse with gemstone corset belts or pairing sheer organza dresses in heretic red with ceremonial rosary medallions. Amid all this piled-on ornamentation, the most charming pieces were the youngest, and little cropped tops in a t-shirt shape and a-line sheath dresses became the true gems of the season.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Lean / A-line / Fit & flare / Boxy
Color: Gold / Ruby / Sapphire / Rich cranberry / Tan / Grey / White / Mint / Black
Key Items: Mosaic silk dresses / A-line mini sheath dresses / Crystal embroidered skirts / Capes / Nipped waist shells / Boxy tweed skirt suits / Wide sleeved cotton blouses / High waist hot pants / Lace day dresses / Beaded organza tops / Corsets / Curvy coats
Materials: Printed & embellished silk / Lace / Jacquard / Tweed / Flannel / Cotton / Organza / Brocade / Wool
Print + Pattern: Renaissance mosaic scenes / Plaid checks / Floral motifs
Details + Trim: Crystals / Beading / Embroidery / Wide cropped sleeves / Pleating / Floral appliqué / Gathering
Accessories + Footwear: Gold crowns / Long gold drop earrings / Crystal encrusted pumps / Rigid box handbags / Velvet platform sandals / Cross earrings / Velvet Mary Janes / Crystal rimmed cat eye sunglasses / Ladylike frame bags / Rosary medallion necklaces / Wide corset belts
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