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Azzaro Releases Castello Branco
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Brazil’s New London Pop-Up
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Roitfeld, Mum and Son, Open in Brazil
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Berluti Opens to Big-Time Business in London
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Stefano Pilati Back with a Bang at Zegna
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Hugo Boss Wows in Berlin, Plans for New York
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Salvatore Ferragamo: Crusin’ the Louvre
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Michel Klein Gains New Backer; Launches Sunglass Collection
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Armani Conquers China, Chastises the Pope
June 01st, 2012 @ 11:53 AM
D&G’s Printing Party
June 21st, 2011 @ 00:25 AM - Paris
Prints ran riot in the latest menswear show of D&G, a bell wether collection that often sets the agenda in men’s fashion.
From Napoleonic military icons and wacky paisleys to equestrian fantasy and curly folkloric ideas, pretty much every look in this show staged Monday, June 20, in Milan, had a bizarre and wacky print. And pretty much every garment got the printing makeover.
“I saw Stefano in the nude and thought I really need to cover him and what better for that than some prints,” joked Domenico Dolce backstage, referring to his long-time design partner Stefano Gabbana.
The duo splayed their coolly outrageous prints over, well, anything they could – covering suede moccasins, pork pie hats, baggy shorts, micro silk jackets and billowing gent’s shirts.
Using patterns more associated with gentlemanly handkerchiefs or tony silk scarves, the Sicilian-born pair meshed their hyper-colors with worn denim in funky party shorts, tattered jeans and raggedy cowboy shirts. Indeed, the show was in many ways the climax of a Milan season that heralded the return of whimsy and eccentricity to men’s fashion.
One can also be sure that D&G’s patchwork chambray cotton shirts with silk print sleeves, pockets and collars will be huge best sellers next spring – the quirky party item in which hip men will want to enjoy their weekends socializing.
Dolce&Gabbana are such a slickly run business that their finale of two score of buffed models marching out in a new collection of dazzling printed underwear will also ignite a whole new craze.
Two days before hand, with their signature collection, the duo went web crazy – with most outfits incorporating some sort of fisherman’s nets, or versions thereof. Leather jackets in a net with one-inch wide holes, perforated calf skin trench coats or V-necks in hyper loose mesh, were all very much on theme.
“You can consider the nets a trap for fish, or it can be the web that unites us all today,” explained Gabbana, after a show where twitter comments by bloggers in the audience were projected live onto overhead screens. Though seeing that the tweets were universally positive, even obsequious, this came across as maybe a case of trying just a little too hard.