Dolce & Gabbana


Milan: For their current collection, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by the bridal trousseau, with its delicate heirloom pieces and alluring wedding-night attire. A nearly all-white palette supported the wedding allusions. Broderie anglaise was used copiously, giving pieces a vintage appeal and a seductive see-through element. The only patterns that appeared were their signature leopard print (this time softened with white lace appliqués, a departure from the duo’s usual use of black) and a chintzy floral on trapunto stitched velvet that suggested a duvet or upholstery fabric. Bloomers, camisoles and bralettes had a sense of innocence, unlike the overtly sexy varieties shown last season, and a series of white pantsuits looked notably relaxed, with crinkly fabric and easy “skants” (this season’s new item – a skirt-pant hybrid). The designers did not neglect their clients’ penchant for sparkle, ending the show with a parade of white lace dresses festooned with glittering crystals.

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