Sunday, 24 June 2012

Milan Men's Fashion Week - Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2013

A wonderfully refreshing concept by Dolce & Gabbana to use non-professional models - students, waiter, lifeguard, fisherman, barber, house painter and unemployed  , ranging from 11 to 43 years of age, who came all the way  from  Sicily to walk the ramp for their Spring/Summer 2013 show in Milan. A Sicilian live band in traditional costume, complete with mandolins and tambourines played the folk music which brought Sicily to the runway of Milan.

"We wanted to put our clothes on real men because fashion should be for real people," Stefano Gabbana said, speaking to reporters ahead of the show.Bold & nautical stripes, colourful prints and patterns played an important role in this collection. For summer of 2013, a Dolce & Gabbana man is going to be seen in stripes of various colours like black, white, different hues of blue, brown, red & coral. 

The designer duo –  Domenico and Stefano also took inspiration from Indian Art, depicting the brave and chivalrous Hindu warriors (Kshatriyas).  Shirts and jackets with Hindu warrior prints (resembling the Rajputs and Suryvanshi) added the element of chivalry and drama to this collection. Apart from this we can also see tropical prints bringing in a relaxed feel to the collection.

Other key pieces of the collection were –Baggy suits with fine Italian tailoring, high waist trousers & belted shorts, white shirts with wide open collar, rolled up trousers, slim trousers, loose shirts & polo shirts in woven pattern. The choice of light and airy fabrics ranging from linen to silk, to cotton to chiffon & to light wool to organza makes the collection perfect for a summer gateway.

Keeping the Sicilian theme into consideration, the looks were accessorised with cut-away shoes like fisherman's sandal and oxford in Sicilian leather.I could not agree more to what Stefano Gabbana said prior to the show.This was indeed a collection that is connected to its roots and meant for real people.


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