Dolce and Gabbana’s first couture collection is revealed for Autumn/Winter 2012
In Taormina, Sicily, on 9th July, Dolce and Gabbana revealed their first couture collection Alta Moda. From hints at the Vogue festival in April when Gabbana exclaimed: “We also want to make something more special in the future; so, couture? It’s possible.” Excitement has been rising ever since, as it was inevitable that the collection would be astonishing. Now it has arrived every bit as elaborate as imagined, and we would expect nothing less.
The event was very private, only three publications were invited, one of which was The Telegraph. Scarlett Johansson was also an honoured guest and of course the fabulously rich clientele was there too. Press and Tweeting were forbidden, but we’ve gathered the pictures from the lucky few who attended, and got some snaps.
A staggering 73 pieces glided down the catwalk in the Sicilian heat. The models looked fresh and chic with centre partings and minimal make-up, right on trend for the season. Dressed in lace and sheer, hand-woven and impeccable, the models looked ultimately sultry and sleek. The contrast of delicate fabrics, striking silhouettes and effortless elegance gave that famous style we know so well of Dolce and Gabbana.
Amongst the rest of the collection were beautiful ball gowns, with hand-painted flowers, reminiscent and reflective of the landscape surrounding them. Intricate beading, hand stitched and bows wrapped around those gorgeous waists were also featured on garments. Reportedly the chandelier earrings were so heavy that they had to be looped around the models ears to stop them from stretching!
Only one of each garment has been produced, so these couture delights are on a first come first serve basis!
Although pictures are few, it is clear that Dolce and Gabbana still have their innovative and intuitive ideas after 27 years. By creating their couture collection they have stuck to their signature, not following trends, but designing completely for their clientele. The evolution of the brand is ever changing and with these kinds of surprises, there’s no knowing what the future will bring from Dolce and Gabbana. We will just have to eagerly wait and see.