Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are continuing their journey of inclusivity, and it’s pretty refreshing to see. Their clothes are joyful anyway, so it’s hard not to smile when you see all shapes, sizes, races, sexual orientations, and ages being celebrated in Dolce & Gabbana house codes. The duo titled the collection “DNA”, delving into identity – apropos of both the individual and the family atmosphere being built by D&G.
Italian actresses, former Victoria’s Secret models, and social media mavens dubbed #DGMillennials co-mingled with professional models on the runway for another lively, completely unserious show.
The signatures were delivered without disappointment, including some stellar modern takes on black lace in sultry bodycon silhouettes. A pop art style collage decorated black high-waisted, cropped jacquard pants. An asymmetric blue glittery had a cute belting effect. This same motif also played on a couple of high-necked dresses, and I love the off-beat vibe.
Then there are white I’ve dubbed the modernist Monet dresses. Over top of a floral print, when you look up close there are equally spaced circles. But when you move further away, it appears to be a gorgeous honeycomb pattern overlay. Fabrics were cut into layers and layers of what appear to be pull tabs all the way up and down the dress. This graduated to a full on, completely wearable shred paper dress. Of course paired with gilded and jeweled peep-toe knee-high boots.
There were a few umm, wat? moments. Considering this is a 150 look collection, that was bound to happen.