Dolce & Gabbana SS 2014 – Lithographs of sepia-hued, postcard-pretty crumbling columns, Greek temples and theatres were printed over silk dresses; strict and midi length and buttoned all the way up the back, or else, mini and flared with wide sleeves – two silhouettes that Dolce and Gabbana have been preoccupied with for several seasons now. Variations on those would have been welcoming to witness, in fact, there were several parallels between this collection and the duo’s autumn/winter 2013 outing where they mined the golden mosaics of Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale (all that gold must be a winner at retail, these designers hold big appeal for the moneyed set). Those clients then, will be delighted with the gold rush finale today; golden dresses every which way – from lace to others encrusted in faceted crystals, or crafted in laser-cut leather.
But the runway backdrop – and show invitation – was a trio of blossom trees which came to life via almond tree flower prints further worked with silk petal appliqué. Sicilian ceramic decoration also popped up as borders. In addition to red lingerie slip dresses, and a surprise capsule of fluffy alpaca mini skirts and bustiers – quite where they fitted into this story who knows – there was plenty to keep them shopping.
More photos of the catwalk below. Or to see the film of the fashion show, click here