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NORMAN SICILY

Normans (from Northmen or Norsemen) were a Scandinavian group of people, settled in Denmark, Norway
and Sweden.

The history of Norman’s Sicily began with their conquering of the island which took place in 1061 through a
landing in Messina.

The Dolce&Gabbana Men’s Winter 2015 collection takes inspiration from the Norman Kings Ruggero I,
Ruggero II, William I, William II, Tancredi, Henry VI, Federico II and Manfredi as well as from the
architecture of Norman Sicily as seen in Palermo in the Norman Building, the Cathedral and the Church of
the Martorana.

SHAPES

Tight-fitted suits.

COLOURS

Grey, bordeaux, brown, bottle green, black and blue.

PRINTS

They represent Norman Sicily through the Kings’ crests, the armour of the knights and the reproduction of Norman architecture. EMBROIDERIES Embroidered and studded sheepskin coats. Knits are embroidered to obtain the effect of an armour.

ACCESSORIES

Handmade wool hoods embroidered to obtain an amour-like effect. Crowns. Embroidered gloves. Shoes are made of fur, embellished and in velvet and studded. Boots are studded. Multi-coloured sneakers. Satchel and backpacks adorned with Norman prints.

FINALE

Habotai silk-printed suits doubled with cashmere, worn with bowties and velvet slippers with bows. SOUNDTRACK Norman music.

Milan, 11th January 2014

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