Milan Fashion Week, Spring 2008: Dolce & Gabbana

Milan Fashion Week, Spring 2008: Dolce & Gabbana


A common theme that I'm finding with Milan Fashion Week is that designers, like Roberto Cavalli, are expanding their horizons and delving into new territories. Such is the case for Dolce & Gabbana's Spring collection.

Dolce ads are vulgar and highly sexual, so it was surprising to see that their latest collection is filled with modest, almost matronly pieces. There are a bevy of full skirts, button down blouses, boat neck dress (a la Audrey Hepburn), tulip dresses, and lots of drama-filled, Zac Posen-esque gowns with voluminous trains and lots of ruching. The hues were also subtle, for Dolce, — black, white, green, mustard yellow, purple — with bouts of fuchsia and red.

What stood out is the upholstery-like patterns found on some of the dresses. They're vintage-inspired, regal and textured. Rather un-Dolce & Gabbana but very much appreciated.

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