May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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Milan: Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana continued this season’s common 50s silhouette references, but brought their muse into the decade by way of a sunny Italian market, complete with kitschy vegetable prints, crafty crochet and straw shopping baskets. A bright palette and motif awash in illustrated zucchinis, tomatoes and eggplants accentuated the innocence of full skirts, crop tops and playsuits, each finished off with sparkly vintage buttons and polka dot linings. This optimistic mood continued through Spring’s evening looks; dresses and skirts heavy with colorful crystals seemingly transplanted from a Venetian chandelier, a fun alternative to the label’s signature serious black lace and bustiers. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: A-line / Fit-and-flare / Slim / Hourglass
Color: Black / White / Powder blue / Marigold / Vibrant green / Tomato red / Nudes / Plum / Blush pink / Peach
Key Items: Bra tops / Full skirts / Printed swimsuits / Bloomers / Embellished cocktail dresses / Slim lace sheath dresses / Boxy cropped jackets / Tailored suiting / 50s day dresses / Lace blouses / Playsuits / 3/4 sleeve swing coats
Materials: Eyelet lace / Crochet / Pvc / Silk/ Chiffon / Satin / Brocade / Wool / Cotton
Print + Pattern: Vegetable prints / Polka dots
Details + Trim: Sweetheart necklines / Sequins / Beaded fringe / Bows / Floral appliqué / Lace overlay / Jeweled embroidery / Crystal buttons / Pom-poms
Accessories + Footwear: Wicker sandals / Lace socks / Resin vegetable jewelry / Bobble earrings / Mary Jane pumps / Woven bags / Charm bracelets / Floral head pieces / Chunky sandals / Pendant necklaces / Jeweled sandals / Patent leather belts
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