Women's Summer 2010
The D&G Women’s collection for Summer 2010 elaborates the classic cowboy wardrobe in order to dress urban cowgirls who are able to mix denim, masculine pinstripe suits, suede and perforated leather with romantic white lace, chiffon and Mickey or Minnie Mouse printed crêpe de chine. All is styled with suede or leather cowboy boots.
The D&G sexy cowgirl draws inspiration from young British women and their instinctive ability to mix and match denim, street wear and formal wear with a typically blasé attitude.
“People Are Strange” The Doors / Remix by Chew Fu Manjamango.
Men's Summer 2010
The D&G Men’s collection for Summer 2010 re-elaborates the classic cowboy
wardrobe, taking it into a modern and metropolitan dimension. Denim, the
key material to produce jeans, shirts and patchwork prints, is matched with
elegant velvet jackets, ties, bow-ties and suede or leather boots, thus evoking
a British cowboy.
This collection, in fact, mixes and matches denim, street style and formal-wear
with the irresistible nonchalance typical of the Brits, and combines it with a
style reminiscent of the Old West.
Earth colours and burnt hues such as brown, cognac and beige warm up the
atmosphere when mixed with denim, making this collection particularly sexy
“Country Roads” remixed by Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
Men's Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Oscar Wilde, as a symbol of dandy-esque decadence, eternal representation
of willingly eccentric elegance, melts with the severity of military inspiration in
the D&G F/W 2009/2010 collection.
Tailcoats and a prevalence of grey introduce the theme. A luxurious array of
clothes to be worn with modern nonchalance, inspired by the ultimate hedonist
among Wilde characters: Dorian Gray. Synonymous with the cult of absolute
beauty, the character is once again terribly relevant thanks to the much
anticipated movie directed by British director Oliver Parker, due to be released
in September 2009, as if perfectly timed with this collection release.
The D&G’s show embodies Wilde’s visionary soul thanks to printed tailcoats
and tapestries on finished garments, whose unfocused images remind us of
the imprecise reality of dreams.
Fabrics and materials
Sleek velvets, printed brocades, wool/silk, different weights, pinstripes,
cashmere, denim, astrakhan, brocade with flock treatment.
Grey, black, burgundy, bottle green, blue and antique gold touches.
Aristocratic and dandy, it recalls the English sartorial tradition with numerous
tailcoats with real or printed elements. Military rigour and shawl collar lapels
define the style, to wear with velvet or pinstriped trousers, and sharply cut
or ripped denim.
Velvet or brocade waistcoats worn underneath various blazers in sleek,
jacquard or printed velvet.
The trench-coats in grey Astrakhan or enriched by military details substitute
Chunky cashmere knits with tapestry prints, or brocade-detailed and fur-lined
tailcoats to wear with formal trousers.
Elegant jackets in three materials: velvet, satin and tie-inspired fabric.
Blue monogrammed Oxford shirts in either twill or cotton, to wear during the
day underneath blazers and tailcoats.
T-shirts portraying Oscar Wilde and the painting “Leonidas at Thermopylae”
by Jacques-Louis David.
Women's Fall/Winter 2009/2010
The fascinating world of theatre in its entirety, from the spectacular costumes to the plush gowns worn by the ladies who lunch, up to including elements of the theatre structure itself.
The D&G F/W 2009/2010 Women’s collection retraces the most signifi cant operas, capturing the stylistic differences given by the original eras of release, and celebrates one of the icons of lyrical music: the unforgettable Maria Callas, whose features grace printed t-shirts, and who recorded Bellini’s Norma at the Metropol in 1954, the very premises where the D&G Show takes place.
Fabrics and materials
Brocades, smooth velvets, matelassé velvets, upholstery velvet with the addition of glitters and stones, duchesse silk, mink, printed pony skin, chiffon, printed cashmere, denim embroidered with stones and precious passamenterie details, tulle, grosgrain ribbons.
Black, burgundy, blue, melange grey, ochre, gold.
Brocade, upholstery and capitonné velvet bustier dresses with internal petticoats, encrusted with precious stones. Duchesse silk gowns with trompe-l’oeil effect prints.
Bustiers made of golden passamenterie ropes to wear with skinny jeans. Velvet coats and dresses with tapestry prints.
Tapestry-printed chiffon blouses and jewel brooches to wear with leotards.
Ocelot-printed pony skin capes and skirts. Fur capes and shoulder-capes. Cashmere knitwear, either with tapestry-inspired prints or with organza bias cuts.
Printed masculine tailcoats with gaiter trousers and tailcoat-printed shirts.
Long tulle skirts, as light as tutus in pastel colours, to wear with cotton t-shirts.
T-shirts printed with Maria Callas’ image, and with the images of original opera bills she interpreted.
Bustier printed with opera bills, to wear with long, tapestry-printed, dramatically voluminous chiffon skirts.
Vlada Bag: a leather tote in two sizes, characterized by a golden key-hole shaped fastening, a symbol of voyeurism as the very essence of theatre. It is also presented here in an evening version, in golden russet or upholstery velvet, in red, burgundy and green, encrusted with stones. Lily Bag’s studded handles are a remainder of theatre boxes. Platform boots and pumps in smooth or upholstery velvet , in suede or satin, encrusted with coloured and golden stones, in patent leather with contrasting
piping, or in tapestry prints with black bows.
Coloured passamenterie belts. Leather belts with golden key-hole shaped fastening.
“Cheep and Cheerful” by The Kills feat. Fake Blood (Dean Coleman Re-Edit
Women's Spring/Summer 2009
French Riviera: the D&G Women’s collection for Spring Summer 2009 is inspired
by the pictures of the most beautiful locations of the Côte D’Azur, such as Nice,
Cannes, St. Tropez and Cap D’Antibes, icons of glamour, elegance and style.
Fabrics and materials
Nautical flag prints, anchor prints, striped prints, gypsy-style stripes, sequinsembroidered
stripes, sequins-embroidered check board, straw handmade
fabrics, chiffon, silk shantung, organza, crêpe de chine, cotton drill, silk satin,
cotton satin, golden pleated metallic, thick, hand-woven knitwear.
Embroidered anchors. Gold-plated reptile.
White, Red, Blue and Gold.
Mini, maxi and knee-length skirts.
Trousers, bermudas and shorts.
Sailor trousers. Thick, hand-woven knitwear.
Gold-plated reptile garments.
For the finale: anchor printed chiffon dresses, with gold and silver pleated
Scarves to be tied at the waist, swim caps.
Flag printed plastic bangles and earrings.
Golden and flag printed wedges.
Bags: leather Lily Bags in block colours and flag prints.
Eyewear with flag print details.
“La Vie en Rose” sung by Grace Jones.
Men's Spring/Summer 2009
The D&G collection for SS 2009 is inspired by the relaxed, free and timeless
elegance of the French Riviera and its unique style.
Fabrics and materials
Silk-twill, silk cotton, silk shantung, cotton drill, silk gauze poplin, seersucker,
oxford, silk jersey. Nautical-inspired prints on cotton drill and silk gauze.
Leather and suede.
White, navy blue and touches of red.
Sharp yet relaxed.
Peak lapel and shawl collar one and two button suites, both with contrasting
stitching details, worn with shirts with contrasting cuffs, bow-ties and printed
Jersey vests, slim cut trousers.
Shirts and Bermuda shorts with nautical-themed prints.
Cotton knitwear to wear with a silk ‘neck-scarf’.
Leather, suede and cotton jackets.
White and Navy blue swimwear.
For the evening: silk shantung white tuxedoes worn with contrasting bow-ties
and printed pochettes.
Bow-ties and printed pochettes.
Skinny crocodile leather belts.
White weekend bags.
Crocodile leather round-toed shoes in white or blue.
Rope sandals with contrasting leather details.
Black round framed glasses.
Madonna, “4 Minutes” Remix by Timbaland.
Women's Fall/Winter 2008/2009
The tartan of Scottish kilts in all its different varieties, England and the ambience
of the film “The Queen”.
Knee and calf-length kilts, long skirts and cropped blazers. Ruched dresses,
relaxed tartan shirts in cotton, flannel and chiffon. Bell bottom trousers and
tartan tights. Corduroy dresses and beige trench-coats.
Tartan-printed chiffon gowns for the evening.
Fitted tops and loose bottoms.
All the colors of tartan: red, green and blue.
Tartan prints on cotton and wool. Velvet and corduroy, waterproof double
cotton with tartan prints, chiffon and denim.
Round-toe pumps with chunky heels, in leather with red and yellow patent
details, and also python details.
Men’s inspired loafers and lace-up shoes with high, chunky heels in gleaming gold.
Natural and patent leather in red, orange and brown knee-high boots.
Velvet multi-coloured slippers for the finale.
“Micol” bag: envelope-shaped clutch with a zip fastening, presented here
in different sizes and various colours and materials, such as natural leather,
patent, velvet and python.
“Nicla” bag: inspired by vintage holdalls with a ‘tuck’ fastening. This bag is
presented in various sizes and in natural leather with multicoloured patent details.
Head-scarves with prints inspired by heraldy.
Remix of The Queen, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and Robbie Willams by
Men's Fall/Winter 2008/2009
Tartan, the classic pattern of the Scottish kilt, re-interpreted in every possible way.
Fabrics and material
Tartan, wool knitwear, jersey, patchwork, denim, mélange knitwear, ribbed velvet, poplin and satin, cashmere, leather and shearling and red fox fur for hats.
Grey, brown, red, blue, green, all the colors of the tartan’s pattern.
Fitted jackets with loose fitted trousers.
Tartan shirts, blazers, jackets, coats and trousers, ribbed blazers and trousers, unfinished heavy tartan blazers, blazers with patchwork lapels, cashmere sweaters , patchwork and unfinished shearling. For the evening, tartan tuxedos with white shirts and black bow ties.
Collegiate inspired shoes and rubber rain boots.Tartan and leather bags.Red fox fur hats. Skinny ties for the day and bow ties for the evening.
“Infatuation” by Rod Stewart remixed by DJ Coleman, and for the finale “Superman” by The Kinks.
Woman's Spring/Summer 2008
The Glastonbury festival is where music and lifestyles converge into a diverse melting pot: this result also occurs in fashion and the outcome is a patchwork of shapes, styles and colors without rules.
Minidresses, voluminous dresses, bootcut pants and jeans, men’s shirts, miniskirts, t-shirts, fitted blazers, shrunken coats, fur vests. Mini and maxi silk chiffon patchwork dresses.
Skinny and shrunken jackets or oversized trenches and loose brocade blazers.
A patchwork of colors and khaki.
Silk chiffon , brocade, poplin, menswe a r fabrics, denim and denim patchwork, fox fur, studded leather or embroidered with gold, silver and ruby red hardware.
Leather handbags, medium or large, stitched with ribbon closures.
Flat leather sandals.
Men's Spring/Summer 2008
The glamour of rock bands from 1968 to 2008 has always fascinated men’s fantasies and taken over their wardrobes as well.
Rock festivals suggest the happiness of everyone joining together and sharing a collection that aims to bring a message of global peace and unity. In the past, rock festivals like Woodstock had the role of togetherness; this same role today is replaced by the internet thanks to its massive potential of interactivity and globalization. This concept is stressed by the use of a huge screen broadcasting images on stage from theworld and freestyle words during the show.
White, black, khaki.
Sleek and skinny.
Cotton, satin, leather, linen and cotton, denim, rayon.
Suits with 1 or 2 buttons, shirts and ties, skinny jeans with zips, tie-dye denim, leather jackets, mesh knitwear, t-shirts and jackets embroidered with metal details.
Sandals with metal details, white, silver and gold basketball sneakers, baseball hats embroidered with metal details, hip sacks, key holders with teddy bears.
“Starz in their eyes” Just Jack.
Women's Fall/Winter 2007/2008
London Glamour - the D&G woman is fascinated by the mythical London boutique BIBA, which in the late 70’s revolutionized the rules of style, becoming the must have stop for rock stars and students alike.
Short dresses, shorts, short and long fitted pants, bellbottoms, tracksuits, slip dresses, chiffon mini-dresses, dresses with paillettes, tailored suits, angora and cashmere sweaters, fox furs. 14 ocelot printed chiffon gowns inspired by BIBA.
Fitted and tailored, with the exception of bellbottoms.
Satin, lacquered chiffon, crepe de chine, duchess silk, cotton, cashmere, sweaters in lurex, angora and cashmere, denim and lacquered denim, paillettes, red, black or ocelot printed fox fur.
Black, red, white and gold.
Ocelot, black and white floral, black and white polka dot.
The ocelot print is featured in the entire collection: shoes, bags, chiffon, cotton, sweaters and furs.
Stilettos and peep toe with cone shape heels in python, patent, suede, mordorè leather in gold, black, ocelot or gold and black houndstooth.
High heel gold sandals.
Oversized bags in wrinkled or plain patent.
Mordorè leather mini evening bags.
Lapin fur hats.
Gold sunglasses with mirror lenses
HAIR& MAKE UP
Straightened hair, a natural face with cherry red lips and matching nails
Music by Madonna, a version from the Confessions Tour.
Special thanks to Madonna for the track release.
Men's Fall/Winter 2007/2008
James Bond- 007
D&G’s secret agent’s mission is to bring a new aesthetic among the youthful, made of elegance and taste; both in dressing up and in lifestyle.
For the first time, on D&G’s black and mirrored catwalk, the D&G man goes on the scene with impeccable tailored suits.
Denim, cashmere, mohair, pinstriped wool, velvet, nylon, rabbit fur.
Black, white, blue, silver, gold and details of yellow, navy blue and red.
Skinny and sleek shapes.
Elegant tailored suits, rabbit furs, jackets, oversized mohair knitwear, skinny pants and jeans.
Fur bags and hats.
Sneakers: patent, metallic, glitter.
Super thin belts.
Music by Madonna, a version from the Confessions Tour.
Special thanks to Madonna for the track release.
Women's Fall/Winter 2006/2007
A VACATION IN THE SNOW:
D&G women on a romantic, sexy and glamorous weekend in the snow.
WEAR: White wool knitwear: hand-made cashmere, mohair and angora threads, often matched with light and impalpable fabrics like organza. Knitwear appears for dresses, micro shorts, bodysuits, boots, bags and even underwear. An extremely luxurious revisitation for all mountain-wear: the ski suits in hi-tech material, that shorten and reduce themselves to a second skin, quilted jackets with borders in Mongolian fur. Snowflakes in precious swarovski decorate the clothing and even the moon boots.
The only colors allowed are dark blue found in denim with white stitching, always worn with pure white sweaters and red on velvet skirts or sweaters with sequins.
DESTINATION: All ski locations.
On the D&G catwalk, special t-shirts displaying a frame from Madonna’s last video, “Sorry,” created exclusively for the women’s winter show. The t-shirts are a warm-hearted tribute to one of D&G’s greatest admirers.
Men’s Fall/Winter 2006/2007
A VOYAGE IN THE WORLD OF D&G
FIND: creative sailors, deck hands with admiral uniforms, deep-sea fishermen, dockers, military cadets, experienced seamen and captains
WEAR: long and tight-fitting deck hand long-johns worn with a baggy jacket
on which military badges are applied. Special boots in leather and fabric. Shrunken and wrinkled jackets with clashing buttons matched with
over-sized trousers. Heavy Norwegian fisherman wool sweaters in dark
blue and off-white, matted wool sailor caps and thick scarves. Jogging suits and sneakers with anchors.
DESTINATION: the seas of the world.
A tribute to Madonna: special t-shirts are featured on the catwalk depicting the cover of her latest album “Confessions on a Dance Floor” in which the superstar wears D&G. The T-shirts were created exclusively for the D&G Men’s Autumn/Winter 2006/2007 fashion show.
Men's Spring/Summer 2006
D&G Men’s Spring/Summer 2006 collection proposes a vacation on the most amusing and chic island of the world: Ibiza. D&G pays homage to this beach getaway; taking its beach-chic clothes and creating a new look of unconventional pieces and carefree attitude.
In the summer’s anything-goes capital, everything can happen. Like the grouping of baggy cotton madras plaid Bermuda shorts merging with light denim jeans, worn super low on the waist with a velour pullover and skinny voile scarf with sneakers or bright colored flip-flops to create an easygoing summer vibe.
Vaguely hippie, as the Ibiza tradition warrants; relaxing voile cotton buttondown shirts in melon, grass green and vibrant red, enlightened by lurex threads, are worn sensually open. Paired with a washed leather blouson jacket, or with deconstructed plaid blazer and sporty zip-ups create a street casual look. The same shirt livens up a nightlife wardrobe with worn with skinny trousers, tie and borsalino hat.
The island attitude is brought to life with liberty print floral patterns all over cotton buttondowns, skinny scarves and underwear briefs, which are revealed under low-rider jeans and shorts that are fastened with leather belts or silk ties.
In the house music empire, it’s easy to go from the beach to the dance floor. The D&G man indulges himself with a never-ending party wardrobe, wearing multifunctional clothes like the knee-length trousers doubled with military green swim trunk or jeans. On top, he finishes off his look with a denim shirt over a flower printed t-shirt and a leather wallet hanging from the neck.
To shelter from the evening breeze after a long day in the sun, D&G proposes soft silk and cashmere knit sweaters, played down with denim tie-dye shorts, or leather biker jackets paired jeans or cotton trousers and sandals.
The same freedom philosophy is applied to colorful swim trunks and bathing suits for boys lounging in the sun. All worn with fluttering lightweight colored shirts, knotted around waists, ready to be thrown on at the start of a long night, on the island that never sleeps.
Women's Spring/Summer 2006
White prevails on the D&G Women's Spring Summer 2006 Collection.
White recalls the innocence and purity of last century young girls, slightly naughty in their mischievous see-through dresses and in the daring way in which they match their clothes, combining romanticism and seduction.
The collection draws its inspiration from Sarah Moon's photography. The charm of her images and the Pirelli calendar shot in 1972 create a pure and innocent atmosphere where the female figure and the dreamlike image dominate the scenario. The setting is made of a small boudoir where, women, caught in their daily life routine, reveal their sensuality.
The collection mixes different times and textiles, absolute white being their only common denominator. Silhouettes and models cover all the past century decades: little thin and tight jackets paired with see-through shorts in pastel shades and huge seventies sunglasses dating back to the '10s, the '20s squared-shape short dresses, bustier in raffia and tiny shorts recalling the lingerie of the beginning of the century, pleated skirts of the '40s and little crochet jackets, flared '70s pants and the characteristic '80s squared-shape jackets with snap buttons.
At times, the white scenario is interrupted by light chiffon dresses in pink, light blue and yellow pastel shades, which allow a glimpse of tone sur tone silk lingerie, by very fine shirts with tiny flowers and by organza shorts to be matched with ultra refined butterfly sandals with straps around the ankle.
The show finale offered twenty white dresses made of a fascinating see-through lace with flower pattern: long or extremely short, with or without shoulder straps, with short or long sleeves, often matched with satin stripes at the waist or with flower brooches, to be worn exclusively with very high-heeled sandals.
The D&G Spring/Summer 2006 Woman matches shirts, ruches tops and ribbons with 'capri' jeans and denim miniskirt with broderie anglaise and pearl buttons.
Shopping or disco, Milan or St.Tropez, what really matters is to seduce in white!
Women’s Fall/Winter 2005/2006
The D&G Women’s Fall/Winter 2005-06 collection exposes the impossible and incorporates the feminine look and feel of the Napoleon empire with the eccentric wardrobe of the 70’s bohemian and vintage chic.
The icon for this collection is a modern day Paolina Borghese Bonaparte, the glamorous and sexy sister of Napoleon, who, via D&G, becomes a glittered rockstar from the 1970’s via the London underground.
This D&G woman is created with key pieces like empire-cut chiffon tops and dresses; to create a clear statement that today’s new sensuality enhances and romances the breast and shoulder. She also has discovered along her dressing timeline a luxurious fascination of vinyl and velvet, as well as studded and gold painted denim.
Ninth century romance and unprejudiced glam rock begin a waltz of bountiful velvets and chiffons in the form of babydoll dresses pared down with round-toe mary-jane heels and knee-high boots. Victorian accents are added in the shape of bright lace-up ties, cameo pins and fur accents. Key looks are romanticized and modernized by pairing a red brocade jacket with Mourmansky fur and sheepskin shearling trim with a denim mini and red python stacked heels.
This era’s mix unravels the stuffiness of corsets and instead mixes pieces like a pastel and floral babydoll dress complete with puffed sleeves and fox fur trim with a pair of rubber-soled leopard print mary-jane heels or a gold brocade barely-there mini with a ruby red cropped motorcycle jacket lined and trimmed in lapin fur.
Madame Bonaparte sashays down the runway accompanied by the music of The Killers, Roxy Music and Velvet Underground, with an updated version of her classic empire-waisted bustier – this era it is accented in violet, fuschia and orange sequins and pailettes, topped off with a cameo brooch and worn with cigarette skinny jeans. She continues to adapt her new look with a fitted lace blouse paired with a shrunken blazer and thigh-high leather and suede motorcycle boots worn over fitted jeans.
Another focus is the hourglass shaped waist, D&G impresses with an extremely tailored double-breasted black coat with Astrakan detailing on the collar, cuffs and hem. A dandy touch is added in the form of white lace oversize cuffs and collars peaking from underneath a black lambswool blazer, paired down with a skinny denim pant flanked with velvet buttons down each leg and zebra print wedge heels. A pink pinstripe pantsuit with brocade vest, tie and cameo pin pays homage to David Bowie, the hero of Velvet Goldmine.
And don’t forget the classic romantic era accessories…jewelled baguettes, mini bags so small that the handles doubles as a bracelet. Classic mary-janes are updated is ponyhair, prints and brocades. And motorcycle boots come studded, in a classic style and modernized in an over-the-knee version.
This glam rock collection featured the glittering and glamorous side of 70’s rock that would have titillated the sexy Paolina Borghese Bonaparte even today.
Men’s Fall/Winter 2005/2006
D&G Men’s Fall/Winter 2005-06 collection leaves home the good guys of dressing and invites everyone to dress up for a never ending night of rock music in the ballroom of their choice. Rockstars and fans’ closets collide together in a collection driven from legendary influences like playboy Michael Hutchence from INXS while toying with an edge of danger with fashions typical of Depeche Mode elegance and the glam rock of the Sex Pistols. All in a skinny silhouette and worn with long, skinny and often lurex scarves.
Black leather jackets and colored paisley brocade blazers combine perfect dressing partners that can be mixed with skinny jeans and long lurex scarves or dressier black jeans. This season D&G presents a rockstar who, no matter what, is always a seducer who likes to enhance his virility with black leather trousers worn alone with just a scarf or paired with a chocolate wool overcoat adorned accessorized with leather belts and cuffs. He also procures a more romantic style, like a Latin lover who beautifies himself with a denim tuxedo shirt unbuttoned to the navel and tucked into fitted jeans, comically worn with oversized fur moon boots.
D&G’s rockstar also reinvents the dandy fascination of luxurious velvet blazers in dark jewel tones like garnet and emerald that can be sexy chic when worn with a studded belt, leather jeans and sneakers or Saville Row-worthy with ultra lean tailored black jeans and a ruffled tuxedo shirt. This addiction to elegance, after learning the dandy lesson, is revealed in a smokey grey blazer with navy velvet lapel, denim tuxedo shirt and jeans in leather and denim.
“Rock” which is studded on leather belts and in screaming red on T-shirts allows the attendees of D&G’s ballroom to mix up a macho attitude with leather blazers and sleeveless leather jackets with tie-dye denim jeans. Romance is evoked in the form of a classic argyle print complete with red and black hearts on a cashmere sweater, worn with pinstripe trousers and booksmart eyewear.
For the more luxurious fascination into glam rock, forest green or smokey grey cashmere sweaters, ribbed tank tops and jeans are covered with crystals and embroidery. And to make a classic cashmere blazer extraordinary, D&G adds light in the form of beads and crystals to enhance this simple piece worn with dress trousers, a denim buttondown and sneakers.
The finale is star-wattage suitable for anyone walking the red carpet: dark, clean-line tailored blazers underneath black shirts with embroidery or lurex in a thin silhouette. An added elegance includes soft velvet blazers, satin tuxedo lapels and tuxedo stripe pants. And, as a final touch, a single red rose to throw onto the stage to the fashion rock god that inspired you. ROCK ON!
The sunny Waikiki beach is the perfect scene for the D&G woman’s ultimate vacation for which the Spring/Summer 2005 Collection pays homage to the king of rock and roll…Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla, while adding additional inspiration from the 1961 movie ‘Blue Hawaii’. This season welcomes a triumph of tropical colors and sparkling eccentricity for a collection with the purpose to shock.
While listening to Elvis hits and the strong sound of a rock guitar and combined with the amazing sweet sound of a Hawaiian ukulele, the D&G women’s collection was a contrast of combinations of looks for a girl who emulates the American singer, complete with a side of rock and masculinity, and the ultra-feminine sex kitten with flower prints reminiscent of Gauguin. Bright Hawaiian print shirts are paired down with black and pinstriped pants, white socks and leather oxford shoes. All of this versus an adoration to the sweet and sexy feminine Priscilla Presley in an acid green tropical floral print dress with gold leather straps and Swarovski rings, worn with high heel metallic sandals and a translucent clutch.
Elvis lives again in a cool and sleek shining gold leather blazer with Swarovski crystal lapels paired down with pinstripe trousers and menswear-inspired shoes. His arm candy girly look is ‘All Shook Up’ in a clean and sleek coral and lime palm leaf and orchid print satin oriental style dress.
A perfect melting pot of glam rock and tropical whimsy is created with an Elvis portrait T and crystal covered denim mini decorated with flower pins and raffia and metallic heels or a watermelon-colored pailette cropped jacket and t-shirt paired with a metal studded denim mini and sequin flats. Add a sequin bra in any color to a sleek black suit for a clean, tailored look or recreate the look with an ultra-feminine black mesh dress embroidered and beaded with lilac flowers or add a hand-painted tropical sunset on a 50’s flared skirt for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece look.
A hybrid of Las Vegas and Honolulu is created with looks combining stage worthy sequin and floral capri pants or a breezy multi-colored raffia mini straight from the South Seas worn with va-va-voom high heel cowboy boots.
Viva Las Vegas accessories are the real protagonist of this collection – sequin stilettos, raffia and woven wedge heels, colored cowboy boots and thigh-high satin boots – are the headlining cast. An untiring ensemble of materials makes every item unique and original like bags made with raffia and jewels with a snakeskin trim or translucent structured bags with metallic leather handles.
The finale offers a humble tribute to the King of fashion and rock ‘n roll during the 1950’s and 60’s portrayed on t-shirts, tanks and skirts with Elvis Presley portraits, a series of 10 exclusive photographs from the Presley family. For Spring/Summer 2005, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana pay homage to the man who created rock ‘n roll and became a fashion symbol for young generations…then and now.
Aloha from D&G!
Men's Spring/Summer 2005
The entrance password for the D&G Men’s Spring/Summer 2005 Collection is DENIM.
This D&G “Denim Obsession” goes throughout a man’s entire wardrobe with several kinds of vintage denim shirts and jackets, 5-pocket jeans of all washes and lengths and goes as far as worn and faded t-shirts and sunglasses with the saying “I Love Denim”. This consistent material is never the same…it can be washed, dyed, sanded, boiled, patch-worked or enhanced with studs, suede or python’s leather. Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana love this material because they feel it has the power of making people feel self-confident while being extremely versatile. A pair of jeans can be perfect by day when paired down with a t-shirt and sneakers and suitable in the evening when worn with a blazer, logo belt and elegant shoes.
Between the charming elegance of “The white Duke” David Bowie, the metropolitan attitude of Pet Shop Boys, and stylized preppy chic looks of today’s R&B artists like Justin Timberlake and Pharrell Williams, D&G has always paid great attention to young people’s trends. This man alternates looks composed of a black satin tuxedo blazer, worn-in jeans with python piping and t-shirt that reveals “Wash me please” or a camel washed leather motorcycle jacket worn with high-tops and white washed jeans or double-layered bright-colored polos and buttondowns typically seen in a New England seaside.
The continuing game of alternative styles carries on with a total denim look of washed zip front jacket with ripped and shredded jeans for a day spent walking through the urban jungle. Or you can change it up for posh cocktails with a cream silk suit jacket, sexy sheer chiffon buttondown and loose-fitting denim cut-off shorts or try a powder blue birds-eye 1-button suit worn with a denim snap-front shirt. For a late night, the hottest ticket in town includes a lightweight fitted black python jacket, dark denim shirt and over-distressed jeans.
Inspired from a famous commercial of the late ‘80s which featured the charming Nick Kamen who undressed in a Laundromat and washed his jeans while waiting in his boxers and socks, and then proceeded to redress while being watched over by adoring ladies; the D&G show finale uses this concept to emphasize all the different kinds of washes jeans are subjected to in order to be customized. But continues to keep with the easy going attitude owned by the one who epitomizes a jeans philosophy...a faith that a true D&G man is forever loyal to.
Women's Fall/Winter 2004/2005
The D&G Fall/Winter 2004/05 women’s collection is inspired by the last century of fashion, presenting a retrospective by decade, artfully creating an eclectic, luxurious and individual style. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana believe that there cannot be a future without knowing the past, and once girls know their personal style, they’re able to mix-and-match different styles from every fashion era. The D&G woman declares ‘J’Adore le Vintage’ and makes up her personal wardrobe, picking up signature clothes from London’s markets to New York’s exclusive vintage stores. To help with our trip through time, t-shirts have something to tell by introducing the decade from which the designs are inspired by. La Belle Epoque era begins the journey with classic feminine looks that pair a cropped chinchilla caplet with a long, black velvet skirt and sneakers. And women can enjoy tailored shirts and jackets with beaded detailing for day or night. The stylized look of the 1920’s comes alive with true flapper flair allowing women to look glamorous in sequined caps and feather coats, but paired with denim to bring the style into the 21st century. Or if you choose to Charleston all night long, a girl can throw on a beaded skirt and fitted jacket that swings all night long. To bring this fashion era to a close, D&G pays homage to Madame Coco Chanel with tailored tweed suiting and jackets paired down with denim detailing for the urban sophisticate.The 30’s are represented with beautifully romantic and graceful dresses. This decade starts with a luxurious black velvet evening coat with fur accents, reminiscent of Jean Harlow and ends with ample flowing silk and chiffon dresses and luxurious accessories detailed with rhinestone brooches. A spin through the 1940’s brings in understated femininity with full cut skirts and tailored jackets worn with sumptuous fur coats and elegant cashmere scarves and hats, all topped off with casual hoodies and sweatpants for an individual and updated look. The clean ladylike chic of the 50’s is made fashionable with tweed pencil skirt suits modernized with jewel accents, brooches and oversized flower pins. And don’t leave home this season without chic outerwear! A stylized jacket is the key item to have from this period…highlights include a metallic brocade boxy cut, tailored wool jackets with precise cut shoulders, a Jackie O pink satin A-line jacket worn with jeans and sneakers and slim-cut furs. The Mod look of the 60’s is invigorated with Courreges inspired geometric looks, brought back to life in a red with white trimmed coat and green and electric blue shift dress, all worn with round toe knee-high patent boots and matching bags. The 1970’s freedom era incorporates a Janis Joplin free-flowing, long knit sweater jacket worn over a knit short with a satin halter. Throw a denim jacket over a pink ‘flower power’ chiffon floor-length dress or a rust colored evening dress with metallic sequin detailing and cut-out across the chest. 80’s hedonism and dance fever is apparent with a gold chain mail dress, peg-legged jeans, athletic detailing and dazzling accessories. And 90’s minimalism is bare and clean…so simple, it’s already passed us by .The D&G girl’s fascination with fashion is clear, yet she sets the standard for being the most individual and stylish girl out there…putter herself at the forefront of creating this decade’s style!
Men's Fall/Winter 2004/2005
The D&G Men’s Fall/Winter 2004-2005 collection showcases looks for aristocratic young men around the world with a sharp, urban preppy edge. Mixing modern day, tailored styles with pieces swiped from their grandfather’s closets, the D&G collection once more offers the ultimate guide to individual style.
A D&G man is both cosmopolitan and up to date, while always paying great attention to his past with looks that portray nobility and timeless elegance. Tailoring traditions standout in his everyday look of fitted velvet blazers, satin tuxedo jackets and lean suits and he feels comfortable wherever he is in the world. In his clever mix of past and present, the D&G man picks readily from his grandfather’s closet and exhibits his family crest with pride. His ancestry is presented through jeweled brooches, family medals and pins earned and collected over the years.
He discovers luxury through fabrics like velvet and tweeds in pants and jackets, made modern with raw, worn-out selvedge edges. Soft, washed corduroy pants and gently tailored jackets are a favorite along with clean-cut coats in wool gabardine. Soft cashmere and angora sweaters are layered under Astrakhan double-breasted coats and rabbit-lined wool cardigans. He loves to combine day and evening, pairing satin tuxedo jackets and pinstripe suits with brightly colored sneakers or loose fitting denim jeans that define the true D&G style.
An autumnal color palette of rich reds and rusts, vivid petrol green and jewel-tone blues worn with contrasting brightly colored t-shirts are full of vitality, just as the catwalk’s soundtrack, ‘Let the Sun Shine’ suggests. An earth tone palette of creams, chocolate and grays are used in oversized knitwear worn with a sporty feel. He cleverly combines prints, patterns and colors that offer a fresh take on that vintage feeling.
Winter hats come in multiple colors and styles, blown up logos on scarves and multi-layered looks allow the young D&G man to travel the world in comfort and style in whatever season he may come across. This modern dandy wears ties covered with vintage pins as much as he can, under sporty zip up jackets or satin bombers to create a masterly contrast of style.
He collects T-shirts from his worldly travels with the names of countries, cities and famous landmarks from the Statue of Liberty and the Hong Kong dragon to Tolouse Loutrec’s Paris.
Men’s Spring/Summer 2004
Freedom is the essence of the D&G men's collection for spring/summer 2004. Like an homage to Jim Morrison and his classic "Light My Fire," the collection is ready to set the summer ablaze with color, sensuality and self-assurance.
Revisiting 1970s-style "fields of love," the season’s D&G man declares his freedom from the usual rules. He mixes neo-hippie psychedelic floral prints with tailored blazers, over-dyed jeans with deco prints and embroidered shirts, sometimes left open like jackets. He also wears a pink fitted leather jacket paired down with slim fitting trousers. Slim pants are accented with various width stripes in olive, green and khaki. Cuts are no longer oversized but slimmer and more seductive; even the cargo pants, in linen and denim, stay true to the body's curves.
On the beach, our man is more self-confident than ever, reliving the splendor of California dreams in brightly colored shorts, flip-flops and necklaces.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, always in touch with youthful trends, have treated the new style-setters to a more challenging, contemporary collection. Details and accessories rule: lightweight scarves, worn as bandanas; vintage aviator sunglasses; brightly colored belts; wooden clogs; and floral print sneakers.
But the king of the collection is color: a range of pink, burgundy, turquoise, orange, yellow and green create a full rainbow of clothing to deliver energy and positive vibes.
Women’s Spring/Summer 2004
Greetings from D&G Women’s S/S 2004 Collection. This season brings the return of pin-up girls jumping out from 1950’s postcards as sexy and modern girls that have traveled all around the world. Their transcontinental trips to exotic places are evident as she surveys her closet, able to have a different outfit for everyday, every mood. Sexy cosmopolitan bombshells visit all the five continents showcasing the tailoring and style traditions.
A fuchsia bolero embroidered with beading and gold, paired down with high-waist light wash stretch jeans pays homage to Spain; together with an asymmetrical Senorita ruffled flamenco skirt with red and black dots worn with black a lace top, sleeveless cropped denim top and matching heels with attached rosettes.
A stop in Peru is made complete with a goat hair poncho-like coat over a leopard print bra and tan, cream and black patchwork suede skirt. Her look is complete with black patent heels and matching suede patchwork bag. Scotland warriors live again in a traditional red kilt, here reduced as a mini and paired down with an oversized white blouse and argyle print knee-high socks and beret.
Handmade Aztec blankets create a sexy and colorful skirt and matching pouch bag. Her look is topped off with a ¾ sleeve cropped pink t-shirt and denim jacket, and her heels are accessorized with colorful pon-poms.
A beautiful skirt entirely created with suede fringe, feathers and beads recalls Native America. The rest of America is highlighted with a cowgirl in a pink clear vinyl hat, classic Texan shirt worn as a pink bodysuit and hip hugging micro denim shorts finished with boots made of pink vinyl, leather and python.
The slopes of Saint Moritz have never looked chicer as the turtleneck sweaters get shorter and worn with denim micro shorts and moon boots.
A tailored kimono is inspired by Japanese femininity and completed with the traditional Obi and gently colored with lime and yellow flowers, but it’s shorter than usual to enhance a sexy legs. D&G’s women do not mind showing legs and wearing high heels but she never forgets that femininity never means vulgarity.
African women’s ebony skin shines with sparkling beads in blue, white, red and yellow attached to a tank top, paired down with a metropolitan denim mini skirt and fluorescent yellow high heels clogs.
This collection enhances the global beauty of any kind of woman in a different daily situation. Therefore it is possible to meet a gorgeous police girl wearing 4-inch high heels, high-waisted stretch microshorts and bra with an attached police badge, as it is a business woman who looks confident in her short suit jacket and stretch pencil skirt with hook-and-eye closures up the sides. And a woman can be sweet as a child wearing a chiffon baby doll dress with roses or a sexy vixen in a black cropped, tight cardigan, bra and pencil skirt.
And nothing displays a stronger veracity than a female athlete, who can be strong like a boxer with satin shorts and terry cloth robe, as agile as a top-scorer wearing a cropped soccer jersey and mini shorts or fast like lightening in her yellow capri racing suit complete with authentic patches.
What you can do now is to choose your favorite postcard, but we advise you to collect them. Wish you were here…greetings from D&G!
Woman Fall/Winter 2003/2004
The D&G Fall 2003 collection is reminiscent of London in the early 80’s when Culture Club ruled the music scene. Mix this with the individual style of today’s new pop-stars like Pink, Eve and Beyonce and the D&G girl dresses to impress. She is the lead singer wearing the latest in the club-hopping chic with a hint of punk but doesn’t stray far from her ladylike roots. Mixed throughout is a Victorian romantic style paired with a playful flair that has all the girls yearning to create traffic-stopping outfits. In a fantastic display of color and contrast the D&G collection continues to offer a creative and individual approach to dressing.
Red, blue, orange and yellow neon stretch PVC in tanks, slim pants, bandeau tops and minis are paired with matching fox fur jackets with 19th century silk print lining. A play on proportions is created with oversized shirts and coats nipped and tucked with the use of mini suspenders while jackets are paired with slim pants or minis worn with brightly-hued pop art leggings. New romantic displays of lace and patterned chiffon trim the edges of minis; tailored jackets and suede five-inch heels all paired down with pinstripe cigarette pants. Bright plaid mini kilts are a key part of her eclectic layering style worn with oversized animal print chiffon blouses. To ground her style she still loves black and elegantly contrasts her wardrobe with sexy little black dresses and sophisticated pant and skirt suits. .
The D&G girl is never without standout accessories to complete and define her look. Her favorites include the highest of heels in Velcro sneaker styles or mismatched colored pumps with bows, topped off with Sicilian caps decorated with pins, jewel encrusted brooches and dangling charms. Classic soft nappa bags and ladylike flats are on hand to fit her more subdued moods. Childhood not far behind her she reminisces making necklaces out of bath toys, miniature cars, buttons and whistles, but her favorite was always Barbie who she adapts into a choker for the ultimate accessory of all.
Mens Fall/Winter 2003/2004
The D&G Fall/Winter 2003/2004 collection takes inspiration from the good old blue-collar neighborhoods of Queens, New York. Blending this idea into an ironic fusion of classic hip-hop, 80’s new wave romantic and vintage urban work-wear allows the opportunity to visit the past, add what is current while always looking to the future. True to D&G style, the D&G boy takes all these influences and creates a perfect harmony that offers an entirely fresh approach to dressing.
Stomping about the alleys and streets, the D&G boy is quick to raid his grandfather’s closet, layering on all of his favorite pieces, especially the old Sicilian overcoats, perfectly oversized and worn over his large hooded sweatshirt, bright citrus mesh t-shirt and cool and comfortable parachute pants. Layering is essential, and the D&G boy knows just how to do it right. Zippers and pockets adorn his pants and jackets, once used for storing tools now they exaggerate and create new forms and proportions across his body.
The D&G boy dresses to impress. He wears slim fitting pinstripe suits with the skinniest of pants to conjure up the image of 80’s romanticism. Perfectly mis-matched, he pairs his tailored look with button down shirts, skinny patent ties, logo t-shirts and sweatshirts that announce boldly “Hip Hop C’est Chic!” Proportions are either slim or oversized. Contrast is key, and evident in all the colors he combines. He accents all his gear with day-glow trim, making sure he always stands out in a crowd.
Getting ready to hit the street, accessories always complete and define his style. Rugged workman’s boots and brightly colored high top sneakers are his footwear of choice. To keep the blistering cold away, he always sports a neon knit “skully” or a metallic and leather stamped baseball cap with chunky knit patterned scarves. Making sure he has enough room for all of his extra layers, oversize logo knapsacks and messenger bags are always at hand. The D&G boy has true individual style, mixing and matching all of his favorite things. Effortlessly hip.
Men's Spring/Summer 2003
The D&G men’s Spring/Summer 2003 collection sets the scene for an idyllic and active day at the beach. Regardless of age the D&G man can’t wait to get beneath the sun, taking as many friends and family with him as he can, insuring he will always have a partner for playing sports.
He revels in the crowds that gather by the water and lives by the mentality that more really is merrier.
In low slung cargo pants in lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton he often wears them unzipped down the side or front.
They are his favorite pants and he owns them in many colors from military green to dusty pink.
Athletic mesh sports pants in bright colors are always on hand so he can pick up a game of baseball with his friends.
Always individual he customizes his tops by cutting off sleeves and adding extra buttons to create his own kind of polo shirt.
Layering is key whether or its athletic pants under distressed jeans or a polo shirt under a striped button down or satin bomber jacket.
As the temperature rises he changes into his cotton or distressed denim shorts and always there is a pair of sexy swim shorts for body surfing or tanning. His accessories help complete his look and add to his personal style.
His favorite accessory is his frayed denim visor that has faded to a pale pastel from too much sun.
Colorful sneakers and sandals are his footwear of choice while he never leaves home without his terry cloth wrist and headband always ready for a game of tennis.
Women's Spring/Summer 2003
The D&G Spring/Summer 2003 Collection draws its inspiration from antica Roma by revisiting historical Roman visions through a prism.
Eclectic in her approach to dressing, the D&G girl references the past while creating an entirely new esthetic. She is the cyber antica Roma and fuses together her love of 80’s punk and a 60’s flare.
Always an individual, she mixes and matches everything into one. Regardless of age, but with her sense of humor and fun, there is no right or wrong in the mind of a D&G girl.
No matter where she is on the map, all roads lead back to Rome.
Staples of her wardrobe, the colors white and black evoke the feeling of ancient Roman sculptures morphed into ultra modern.
The D&G girl wears t-shirts torn, studded, and emblazoned with names of past mythological idols, from Miss Olympus to Cesare.
As homage to gladiators of a past era, she makes sure to attach gold and silver chain mail from her shoulders. She layers her rocker t-shirts and white patent leather mini dresses by draping toga inspired chiffon tunics across her body in the most dashing of pastel colors from dusty pink to citrus orange.
She ties them loosely creating a fluidity reminiscent of Roman forms.
Cropped satin bomber jackets are thrown on in just the right way.
The D&G girl combines her concept of ancient Rome with 80’s inspired pants.
Highwaisted and tapered, baggy or super skinny, she customizes them with cargo pockets and multiple zippers along the legs.
Denim is present in the most delicate of colors, but altered by the D&G girl by shredding, slashing, distressing it all.
Dresses, skirts, and shorts are the most mini of the mini.
Whether in a razor cut black dress, a cargo green military skirt, or a rose satin hot pant jumpsuit, they are as naughty as a showgirl can be.
The D&G girl is not one to forget her accessories.
Belts, necklaces, zippers, and bags are adorned with statuettes of the colosseum and pins of Roma, which she finds at quirky memorabilia stands.
Making sure to hold onto all her kitsch little collectibles, she stuffs them into her favorite teddy bear knapsacks and purses.
Whether she is wandering around Rome, strutting at Cesar’s Palace, or just dreaming up ideas, she is in metallic stud wedge sandals, strappy cesar style stilettos, floppy suede boots, and even her sky high rainbow striped platforms.
With antica Roma on her mind and her individual sense of style, the D&G girl is herself a creative goddess.
Women's Fall/Winter 2002/2003
The D&G fall/winter collection draws it inspiration from the Austrian countryside yet whether she is on the streets of New York or visiting her grandmother in the country she pleases everyone with her edgy yet cozy and romantic sense of style.
As she digs in the attic for old handkerchiefs and tablecloths to make into skirts and tops her grandmother borrows her sweater as the evening cools. It is her eclectic and individual approach to dressing that is the very essence of D&G.
Fabrics are soft and easy in cotton, corduroy, denim, tweed, silk chiffon, moleskin and wool.
Colors evoke the mountainside in all shades of brown to ivory, moss, rust, dusty pink and white.
Brightly colored embroidery on coats, skirts and knits add vibrancy to her wardrobe.
She sews buttons and home-made applique flowers on her vests, tops and pants while adding leather and floral ribbon trim to her blouses, knits and coats. Silhouettes are relaxed and sexy.
Pants are low slung in a cargo style or super slim with a slight flare.
Skirts are short, knee length or long while shirting in pinstripe, plaid, eyelet and lace are fitted for comfortable layering.
Vests are her favorite, either in a small shrunken style or long and slim with a tie at the waist.
She owns them in denim, corduroy and tweed to mix and match over pants or long chiffon skirts.
Knits are essential in oversized hand-knitted shapes that offer ultimate comfort and style.
They come in solids, multicolored fleck or abstract patterns. She exudes a natural sexiness as her sweater falls off her bare shoulder.
She learns to crochet and knit making blankets she wears as wraps.
Coats range from corduroy to tweed to shearling often with bone toggle buttons.
She never leaves home without her chunky knit bobble hat and extra long scarf.
On warmer days she chooses a shrunken newsboy cap but will leave her coat at home before her scarf.
Shoes are strappy or crochet chunky wedges or wooden platforms while knee-high boots come with grommets, applique flowers or Edwardian lace-up.
Suede desert boots or sneakers provide run around comfort with plenty of style
Men's Fall/Winter 2002/2003
The D&G fall/winter 2002 collection offers a rugged romantic approach to dressing.
A young father walking in Central Park with his daughter, an older brother teaches his little brother to skateboard or ski. Inspiration is drawn from the outdoors, an active lifestyle and a love of winter sports.
He is strong, healthy and masculine, most content when he is up in the mountains. Fabrics are soft and easy in corduroy, denim, cotton moleskin and wool.
Colors evoke the winter countryside in moss, rust, charcoal and all shades of brown.
With floral embroidery on shearling vests, coats and knitwear there is a 70’s bohemian feel that with modern proportions perfectly expresses his individual sense of style.
Knitwear is hand-knitted or crocheted in stripes, abstract patterns or floral.
An oversized knit can replace a jacket.
Shirts are collarless and striped for an added tailored touch while plaid oversized shirts are layered over knits.
Trousers are slim or straight legged but always very relaxed.
Layering is key for warmth and style.
Snug soft undershirts in washed out pastels are worn beneath knits that are worn beneath a three-piece suit or coat.
Vests are an important layering tool and add flare when offered with a bright silk floral back.
When inside the bar or nightclub he sheds the layers down to his undershirt, which he personalizes by cutting off the sleeves or neckline.
Long hand-knitted and embroidered wool scarves and hats are the stylish and practical accessory for the winter months.
A wide choice of footwear is offered and needed depending on his choice of activity.
Fur moon boots, snow shoes and hiking boots for the mountain terrain while pointed dress shoes and suede ankle boots are perfect for going out on the town.
D&G logo snowboards, skateboards and skis are the ultimate accessory to complete his look on the weekends this winter.