It is easy to see why Dolce & Gabbana continues to fascinate season after season. For fall 2012 Sicilian vernacular culture of the last century (really late 18th century and early 19th century) ignited the inspiration behind this stunning Dolce & Gabbana collection, which felt like a painter’s Campagna-redux.
Dolce & Gabbana brought enough surprises to jilt the most jaded editors out of their chairs.
The line-up presented lovely floral embroideries, sumptuous golden touches and enough surprises to jilt the most jaded editors out of their chairs. The juxtaposition of colorful rose bouquets embroidered onto seemingly jut-canvas was as exciting as it was historical; it looked like a painter’s study.
Now, let’s move onto the furs, which came out as capes (though shorter than the one shown for the previous menswear line-up) and tippets (we’re still unsure about this trend). Glorious astrakhan lamb – a fur that was, until recently, overlooked by most designers – is currently becoming a fashion staple, a go-to fur, especially for the Italians.
Our favorite fur look, hands down, was the leopard stenciled mink cape trimmed in black lamb. We love this type of animal print, which becomes a great impersonator and an iconic fashion statement at the same time.
Some people may find this particular collection a little ‘costumy,’ and it is; but once all the superfluous runway bits are extrapolated, its impact might make this collection one of Dolce & Gabbana’s most commercially successful collections in seasons.
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