Dolce & Gabbana brings “Tropico Italiano”, food and traditions at Milan’s fifth day of catwalks. Rough Cut – no reporter narration
Dolce & Gabbana’s colorful Italian celebration in Milan
NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION)
Italian fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana flew guests of their Sunday (September 25) spring/summer 2017 catwalk show to a warm, busy and traditional setting, in one of the most flamboyant shows of Milan fashion week. Banana trees, white sand and coconut water served as refreshment ahead of the show were all part of the a fantasy “Tropico Italiano” setting, representing the designers’ beloved Sicily. But as soon as the lights turned down, after interphone train announcements, young street dancers invaded the catwalk dancing to the beat of traditional music. Models followed, strutting as tarantella music played and transporting the audience to the alleys of Naples in what appeared to be a mix between a market and a traditional village festival. The loud and bright collection by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, known for their rich and embellished looks, carried all the typical elements of the designers’ looks, in a jubilation of golds, laces, embroidery, sequins, flowers, Madonnas, food, animal prints and lights. Skirts and dresses resembled canvases more than clothing, with pasta, fish, tomatoes, bread as well as roses and sunflowers and drums, Italian flags, portraits of the Madonna and crucifixes. The creations included a leopard print metallic suit, a torero-like bolero with a Madonna decoration paired with black short pants and a t-shirts decorated with embroidered crucifixes. Models wore gold earrings, headbands made of pasta, roses and crowns, some made of lights and on their feet high heeled sandals. The bright creations were alternated with elegant, black laced dresses and skirt ensembles, paired with red rose hair decorations.At the end of the show, models changed in short embroidered skirts and white t-shirts bearing a black D&G logo, joined by the street dancers in a vivacious closing dance.