Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana chose to kick off their Winter parade with a video (watch it here) showing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their design studio. The footage showed the two designers at work, while women and men in white coats stood close by ready to create their vision. The presentation was incredibly moving (reducing some of the audience to tears) and really gave insight into the brand's Sicilian heritage and undeniable tailoring skills. From that moment on, you realised this collection was going to be special.
Titled Sartorialita, Sicilianita, Sensualita, which translates to tailoring, Sicilianness and sensuality, Natasha Poly opened the show in a pantless double-breasted jacket teamed with boyleg briefs. This set the tone for the entire show which featured countless tailored jackets (70 in the finale), Sicilian-widow style lace, chunky black knits and the odd printed dress in leopard, polka dot and floral styles. The collection remained fuss-free apart from a scattering of gold medallions pinned on bags and trims, and the pantless outfits were easier to swallow when you realised the focus was solely on the incredible craftsmanship of each piece. I get the hype, this collection had me at hello.
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