For Fall 2011, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took us back to the mid-'80s with their totally fun D&G collection. Models were turned out in dresses and separates with alphabet prints all festively accessorized with colorful charm necklaces and high-heel, Converse-like sneakers paired with thick scrunchy socks. And while the first part of the runway show offered outfits in strictly black and white, the latter part quickly advanced to a neon spectrum that included thrilling hot-colored blazers. To see all the vibrant looks, watch our complete runway coverage now!
While many designers used calf-length hemlines to bring a tinge of ladylike to their designs, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took the trend the totally opposite route. You won't find even a hint of prissiness in D&G's Fall collection. It's all about cool acid hues, loose and body-con fits, and a sporty chic undertone. This is not a collection for those who fear bright colors or loud prints. Sheer, leggings, menswear blazers, stripes, and massive layering — they all come together in a funky way that still manages to be highly fashiony.
- Trends: Neon, stripes, sporty, sheer, calf-length hemlines.
- Colors: Neon yellow, orange, hot pink, black.
- Key Looks: Oversized neon blazer, print leggings, sporty sneaker heels, cool shades.
- Accessories: Colorful letter necklaces, wristlets, sneaker heels, dark sunglasses.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who go to raves and love to live life loud.
The Latest Spring 2011 Ads — Crystal Renn in Colorful Jimmy Choo, Plus Ralph Lauren, D&G, and More Chanel
>> In the latest round of Spring 2011 ad campaigns to pop up, Crystal Renn nabbed a starring role in Jimmy Choo's colorful, colorblocked set shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin; Baptiste Giabiconi sprays Freja Beha Erichsen and Stella Tennant in their Chanel suits with a water hose; and Ellen von Unwerth, who first found fame photographing Claudia Schiffer for Guess, is back for another round with the brand.
Clogs invaded our closets a while ago, but now there's a new clog family member infiltrating fashion. The tall clog boot is the new incarnation of the trend, and as you can see, is the fusion of a clog and a tall boot. Everyone from Banana Republic to Steven Geraldyn to D&G is getting in on it. But, the more important question is, are you the consumer?
Corset-detailed tees have been popping up all over lately. Everyone from D&G to New York & Co. to Full Circle has been making their own version. The idea is to look like you're wearing a corset, only you're actually wearing a comfy tee. Sort of like the bikini tees you see people sporting on the beach, but a city version. Are you into it or would you rather just wear a real corset?
Backstage Snaps from Milan Fashion Week Part Two: Sasha Pivovarova at D&G, Karlie Kloss at Fendi, and More
>> Yesterday we caught the first glimpse of Raquel Zimmermann and Natasha Poly on the runway this season, and today, it's all about Sasha Pivovarova's first appearance on the Spring 2011 catwalks at D&G. Check out Sasha, plus Karlie Kloss at Fendi yesterday (in her first appearance since New York Fashion Week), and Jessica Stam and Diana Dondoe making a return to the Seussical Prada catwalk.
Photos: Greg Kessler
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana's latest D&G collection is quintessentially Spring. It's everything you dream of for the playful season: florals, checkers, lace, ruffles, tiers, and more florals. Exaggerated, medium, and tiny floral prints come in a bouquet of hues like pink, yellow, purple, and blue. Everything from flirty frocks to shorts to baggy trousers and tunic tops all have a bad case of floral fever! But florals aren't the only highlight of this collection. The red and white checkered print is old-school and totally picnic ready. A few denim pieces also make a cameo, as do a couple of delicate lace styles. My favorite bit? The accessories! Silk bandannas, canvas bags, skinny tan belts, and floral sandals are too darling for words.
To see all of the pics from the D&G show, read more
While we love jumpers and polka-dots on their own, Rihanna decided to mix the two together at her concert afterparty in LA. The R&B songstress showed off her colors and donned a multihued, one-shouldered, polka-dot jumpsuit by D&G. It's bold as heck and even matches her vibrant red hairdo. Coincidence? We think not . . . what are your thoughts?
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