|Versus Hires Jonathan Anderson
November 29th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Cacharel Unveils New CEO, in Major Corporate Revamp
November 21st, 2012 @ 00:56 AM
Kane Drops Out of Versus in Major Shake-up
November 20th, 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Pucci’s Madison Avenue Store Debuts Massive Expansion
November 16th, 2012 @ 00:35 AM
Ghesquière Departs Balenciaga in Major Surprise
November 05th, 2012 @ 00:43 AM
Sao Paulo Fashion Week: Between Optimism and Fear
November 02nd, 2012 @ 00:28 AM
London Unveils Men’s Season Schedule
November 01st, 2012 @ 00:36 AM
Azzaro Releases Castello Branco
October 25th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Revenue Soars 22 Percent at LVMH in First Three Quarters
October 16th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Rykiel Names Geraldo da Conceicao Artistic Director
September 21st, 2012 @ 8:12 PM
Brazil’s New London Pop-Up
September 21st, 2012 @ 7:20 PM
McQueen Men Returning Home to London
September 12th, 2012 @ 7:19 PM
Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil
September 07th, 2012 @ 00:54 AM
Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London
September 06th, 2012 @ 3:27 PM
Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna
September 05th, 2012 @ 7:10 PM
Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York
July 06th, 2012 @ 00:17 AM
Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre
June 13th, 2012 @ 11:04 AM
Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection
June 13th, 2012 @ 00:48 AM
Sykes Jettisoned by Aquascutum; Maurer In at Rabanne
June 06th, 2012 @ 00:18 AM
Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope
June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
Dolce & Gabbana, New Latin Classics For Today
September 28th, 2009 @ 11:44 AM - Milan
Dolce & Gabbana, the label that first gave us underwear as outerwear and defined the very concept of sexy fashion in the nineties went back to their roots this season in Milan, though updating their classics with a new dose of luscious Latino style.
The whole risqué restoration in their Spring 2010 women’s ready-to-wear collection, shown on Sunday, Sept. 27, was apparent in the finale, when models strutted out in leotards, bras and panties, the very apparel they wore under the looks during the show in what will be the defining image of this Milan season.
Staged in the house’s custom-made showspace done up like a old-fashioned movie sound set, the show rocked from the opening look. With French café tunes on the soundtrack, there was a Parisian air to the show, a tad Coco Gabbana, especially when the action opened with several lasses in black men’s suits with jodhpurs, recalling the recent film hagiographies on Chanel’s life. But the compass swung south as the show progressed, with lots of lacy lingerie dresses, semi-sheer lace tops and floral patterned silk looks, i.e., a small regiment of Surrealist countesses.
On Thursday, Sept. 24, the design duo went way west with a country and western moment in their more youthful collection, D&G. On the chuck wagon that was their runway, Dolce and Gabbana paraded cowgirls rustling in faded denim ranch hand’s shirts, holey mannish jeans, t-shirts featuring images of ten gallon hats, Doc Holliday pinstripe suits and flouncing Johnny Guitar layered denim dresses.
Bandanas around their necks, cowboy boots with inlay on their feet and fringed suede jackets around their bodies, you sort of expected one of the models to eventually appear on a Palomino horse.
D&G continues to stand out compared to other diffusion labels in Milan, or Paris, because where most designers take a scatter shot to their second line, Dolce and Gabbana always pick a unique and clear theme and stick to it through their whole collection, packing plenty of saucy images into the show. So, even though this show contained 63 looks, very long by current industry standards, the last images were all cattle baron mistresses in frilly chiffon barn dance skirts with chambray shirts.