For SS16 Dolce & Gabbana celebrated the sights, sounds and style of a nostalgic Italian summer.
Ode to Italia
For SS16 Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce celebrated everything Italian – from pasta box prints and ‘Italia is Love’ slogans, to tourist attractions like the Coliseum found embroidered with sequins on the bodice of a black gown, and an embroidered gondola grazing a model’s hip on a lemon-yellow shift dress. The show closed to the romantic tone of ‘That’s Amoré’ as models walked the runway dressed in mini-dresses featuring iconic Italian holiday postcard prints.
Seaside and Selfies
Striped tops, skirts, silk turbans and glittering sunglasses conjured up the essence of an Italian seaside vacation. This was accented by sequin embroidered starfish and crabs found on pencil skirts and a sleek black tailored suit. If the collection looked to celebrate nostalgia and Italian cliché, the addition of models taking selfies brought the show thoroughly into the modern day. As models walked the catwalk, they stopped to pose for selfies that shot up to overhead screens.
This was a collection founded on embellishments, be it sequined depictions of tourist attractions or the fruit, flowers and pom-poms found adding flourish to headbands, sandals, tote bags and headphones. Outfits were decorated with bags of all shapes and sizes – from vanity cases to totes and black Dolce & Gabbana shopping bags. This Dolce & Gabbana Italian summer was an ode to sun, sand and of course, shopping.