Dolce & Gabbana catwalk show report A/W15 in Milan
Mums all over the world, rejoice! Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have paid a tribute to all moms out there with their latest autumn/winter 2015 collection. Now, we all know that the designer duo have a soft spot for their families (flashback to the menswear) and have trained focus on the family and their native land when it comes to design. A dedication to all mothers out there this collection titled Viva la Mamma was a celebration of motherhood.
The show started with a bunch of moms lined up like at the end of the runway all decked up in black lace and silk slips holding or carrying their babies. The runway was also overflowing with pregnant models including the designers’ favourite and heavily pregnant Bianca Balti who looked positively glowing in a blush shift dress. Many more children walked hand in hand with their mothers in matching outfits while some clung to their mamma’s hip bewildered but enjoying the gaiety going around the room.
Both kept their signature style as the Sicilian inspiration was evident in the all the clothes in forms of lace and florals (the classic single stemmed rose was inspired by the rose fragrance of Stefano’s mother’s red lipstick). Sweet blush pink and pastel blue hued shift dresses were balanced off with sexy black lace and sheer skirts, blouses and dresses.
Prints and the embroideries inspired by their nieces and nephews looked like kids going wild with crayons on their mother’s Sunday best. There were cats, flowers, little boys and girls and houses with smoking chimneys, just some of the things you would regularly find in a child’s colourful drawing book. Winter wear ranged from chunky velvet coats to fitted double breasted jackets and everything in between.
A Dolce show would be incomplete without crystal embellished accessories and there were loads of those. There were a lot of headbands embellished with sequins while the last season tiaras were replaced with large crystal embedded headphones connected to the glittering phone cases. From jewelled box clutches to oversize totes big enough to fit clothes of a toddler and from classic to crystallised pumps, this show had everything.
A refreshing change from the usual shindig of the shows the Italian label has once again pushed the boundaries and who knows soon we might see mothers all over the world strutting down the road in D&G.