Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Fashion Show Milan ss2012
The Italian kitchen with all its colors and the traditional way Italians celebrate festivities was the inspiration for Dolce & Gabbana’s spring summer 2012 collection. The designers imagined themselves a small town in the South of Italy, decorated for festivities. The whole show and stage recalled the typically Italian joyful spirit: from the distinctive illuminations that adorn every street and the fragrances and tastes of Mediterranean food, down to the crochet that embellishes tablecloths.
Tomatoes, aubergine, courgette, onions and hot pepper prints brightened up the classic sheath dresses or dresses cut at the waist and ruched, tops, shorts and deconstructed jackets. All clothes were made in organza or cotton, mixed with crochet in pastel colours such as light blue, peach, beige and nude.
The sensuality of the Italian culinary culture and of the traditions are also expressed in the accessories made of pasta and little tomatoes, onions and small Madonnas that decorate shoulder bags, earrings, necklaces and bracelets. On the other hand, bags and shoes are made of that typical intertwined plastic that recalls the chairs one can find at the bars.
At night the black brocade dresses and jackets are covered with shiny stones of the same colour, while the sparkling geometries of the illuminations that decorate the streets are recreated through embroideries made of multi-coloured crystals on lace dresses.
Watch the video of the show: