Dolce & Gabbana
January 18, 2015 - fall Denim
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana could frequency have expected a past few weeks, though conform has an peculiar approach of dovetailing with stream events, and a summary of adore that gathering a designers’ latest collection couldn’t have been timelier. Love, family, community—the almighty verities that offer confidence when a foundations are kicked out from underneath us.
The fate non-stop on 8 genuine families in a tableau vivant, friends and colleagues of a designers’, from grandmothers to babies, adding a new spin to a thought of DNA that people are always profitable mouth use to in fashion. The images on a wardrobe featured other families, from Renaissance renditions of a Nativity to genuine cartoons of a classical chief mum, dad, and dual kids. The indication casting was cross-generational as well. “Fashion’s a family too,” pronounced Gabbana, and a clarity of smoothness carried over into a collection. “This is a conform uncover though fashion,” he added. Maybe he meant that, rather than anything new, there was instead a soundness of a familiar: a three-piece fit in black brocade, some artfully unsettled denim, an festooned sweatshirt, a striking tee. There was comfort, too, in tweeds, jersey pants, pajamas, loll suits, rubber Wellington boots, and boots that looked like a worldly take on pony-skin clogs. Even a many exuberant pieces—bullion-braided, generously embroidered—touched on a idea of family. The bees and a crowns could have been aged family crests. And everywhere there were a appliqués: “Amore,” “Famiglia,” “Love Forever.”
A caveat: In this jubilee of family, a farrago of a complicated variants was clearly absent. Gabbana insisted that he and Dolce stood for that complicated family, that felt a bit like a dodge. Better, perhaps, to see a collection—and a show—as a designers’ loyalty to a traditions that have been their possess protected haven. Love isn’t all we need, though it’s a helluva help.