As we saw the red carpet on the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week today, we were sure we were going to witness something passionate and dramatic at the launch of the spectacular Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2015 collection! It was actually breathtaking as it always is with Dolce & Gabbana shows and collections, and we were all left speechless and breathless at the sight of those heavily bejeweled, intricately braided and embroidered designs coming in the iconic color of red mostly. For their one-of-a-kind spring collection, the creative designers of the luxury Italian fashion house Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana had looked to the Spanish culture and “the Spanish influence in Sicily between 1516 and 1713”. Staying true to their Italian heritage and the tradition of rediscovering the country’s culture and traditions through amazing design solutions, the designer duo this time gives us the chance to take a small journey to Spain too, presenting the similarities and differences between the cultures of the two countries and the romance between the two.
The Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2015 collection was flooded with innovative tailoring techniques, heavy embellishments and unconventional shapes and designs, all put in the iconic red and black tones that are almost always present in the brand’s collections. As expected, we saw all the characteristic vibes and features of the Italian brand’s style, including lots of dramatic lace, mind-blowing footwear and bags, as well as queen-worthy garments that instantly invade into one’s dreams and fantasies. In line with this, this specific collection stood out with its cultural influence, bringing lots of designs inspired from the Spanish corrida de torros (or bullfighting, as you may know it better) and Flamenco that left a big mark on Sicily’s local life. There we could also spot gypsy motifs, like those fringed and boldly printed shawls topping some of the looks or coming in solo as mini dresses.
From the gorgeous brocade jackets with bull motifs matched with super-short and high-waisted shorts in the similar style and the brocade pants suits to the sophisticated lace dresses, bejewelled denim pants, intricately printed dresses and skirts, every single of the 80 opulent looks showcased at the Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2015 collection show managed to charm with its own iconic style, making our task of choosing the best from the collection extremely difficult. There we also saw lots of polka-dotted designs and rich red floral printed pieces, which were an ode to the famous Spanish flamenco (some of the models even decorated their hair with big red flowers).
Lots of ruffles, fringe, lace, mesh, see-through fabrics, brocade and embroidery have been exercised so skillfully that never looked overwhelming and turned each of the designs presented into an ultimate masterpiece! Oh, and when we saw all those heart patterns (seems like they are the key and iconic Dolce & Gabbana prints this spring, proudly replacing fall’s key motifs) and the heart jewels embellishing some of the pieces, our hearts literally melted!
While the clothing pieces presented in the Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2015 collection were just to-die-for and show-stopping, now less incredibly chic were those embellished footwear and bag options, as well as the rich jewelry designs and the head crowns that gave the ideal graceful vibe to the looks of the models. As we all expected, the finale of the show sent an army of models dressed in the identical outfits, this time featuring a simple white shirt worn over a black top and high-waisted bejeweled red shorts, all finished off with black ballerina flats.
With their Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2015 collection, Domenico and Stefano enriched the fashion world with a new modern aesthetics defined by bold embellishments, colors and prints that praise the culture of Spain and Sicily. The Dolce & Gabbana woman is a self-confident and elegant lady, who isn’t afraid to be in the center of attention wearing all the possible shades of red and doing that masterfully!
Photos courtesy of Vogue It