Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2012 Collection
Dolce and Gabbana converted their kitchen table into their workshop this season. All of the daywear pieces had some sort of veggie printed on them or made into resin tomatoes and other vegetables. These pieces were then made into earrings, necklaces, and attached to the hardware on handbags.
There has never been a more literal translation of an inspiration than what was seen on the spring 2012 Dolce and Gabbana runway. Nearly every garment had some reference to the Italian market from “Mambo Italiano” blaring on the speakers to the fettuccine earrings. Every dress was more edible and beautiful than the last.
The latter half of the show was filled with intricate lace, shining gemstones, and remarkably bejeweled swimwear. The black and white satin evening wear was crafted in an immaculate fashion that only Dolce and Gabbana can bring to their collections. Sharp silhouettes were tight to the waist yet had a kicked out hemline that was a mixture of below , and above the knee.
Versace had studs but Dolce and Gabbana upped it a few notches and had a potpourri of jewels so tightly placed together and so ornate that they may as well have been Faberge eggs.
In short, the collection was cute, wearable, and inspiring. With the cancellation of the D&G line there was an instant reflection in their ready-to-wear collection as Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are clearly trying to graduate their clients from their diffusion line. This change was evident by the fun exaggerated prints and very wearable fashion. Who knows, we may even notice a drop in the price point on their ready-to-wear line to lubricate the transition?