Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2010
The Dolce & Gabbana fashion show started with a short (black & white) film in which we saw Domenico and Stefano working in their atelier. We watched them putting their first designs together and saw how they put them on on some models. We could see the joy in their eyes as they slowly created several gorgeous designs, of course with a little help. Actually, all of the atelier’s employees were introduced in the film. In their long, clean, white jackets they smiled at the camera as the first models came up.
The fall/winter collection was built around three themes: Sicilianita’, sartorialita’ and sensualita’. They were reflected in several ways:
1. Domenico and Stefano (after 25 years) went back to their Sicilian roots (Sicilianita’).
2. The clothes represented Dolce & Gabbana’s signature tailoring (sartorialita’).
3. The models looked very feminine and sensual in the lingerie-inspired designs (sensualita’).
We listened to the Moulin Rouge soundtrack ‘Come what may’ as the first models quickly passed in some black tailored jackets combined with short pants and lace dresses. When a few corsets were introduced, we were sure: the lingerie-influences from last summer were back.
The models all wore gold accessories. Some of the clothes were decorated with lots of golden coins. And the ‘new women’, as Stefano Gabbana put it, carried an I-pod with golden earphones.
All girls looked very lady-like. Though the double breasted jackets might have looked a little masculine, they were executed in a soft and feminine way. The fabrics: lace, silk and satin added to the sensual feeling of the collection.
Leopard prints, polka dots and floral prints combined beautifully with the black of the collection. Like in the summer collection those different prints were matched in one look. It looked stunning.
During the finale 75 models came onto the runway, dressed in fitted black jackets combined with shorts and small dresses.
The show made us shiver and, as we heard, it made the people backstage shed a few tears.