Sunday, July 20, 2014

Monday Runway: Dolce & Gabbana F/W 2014

The fall/winter ready-to-wear collection from Dolce & Gabbana, entitled "Enchanted Sicily", is one that brings to life a fairytale fantasy complete with knights in shinning armour, woodland animals, chain mail hoods, bejewelled gauntlets and kings in crowns. This is by far one of my favourite Dolce & Gabbana collection and not only because it brings my philosophy of fashion to life, but because it is a truly beautiful collection.

Dolce & Gabbana's Knights in Shinning Armour for the shows finale

This collection is another exploration by the pair into the Sicilian way of life, one of several the pair, Domenico Dolce (a Sicilian by birth) and Stefano Gabbana have created over the past few seasons.

Click below to see my favourites from the runway as well as the campaign for the collection shot by Domenico Dolce including supermodel Claudia Schiffer.

The Woodland Animals 

These simple applique shapes really bring to light images of the woodland animals from Disney films like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves and Sleeping Beauty

The Keys 

The keys to what? A magic door? The key to the castle? Whatever Dolce & Gabbana were thinking, it was an obvious motif throughout the show and it only added to the magic of the fantasy and fairy tale. 

Princess Worthy Gowns 

These dresses, with their beautiful print in different colours were absolutely stunning. I'd love to have all three! I also love the Norman influence in the mens line. It's a little known fact that the Normans ruled Sicily in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. 

Backstage & Details 
The shiny chain mail-esque balaclavas were fantastic in selling the concept of fairy tale knights.

The aplique details of the woodland animals is just too divine. And I love the bags in this collection with the crystal frog and bugs.  

Beautiful coats were a feature of the show, along with the long flowing yet feline and sexy gowns D&G do so well. 

Knights in shinning armour. 

Bejewelled gloves and a matching bag - does a girl need more? 

A last minute check that the chain mail was in place. 

Life's a rush backstage.

This beautiful gown with the furry hood was my favourite of the show. 


The Campaign 

Fashion is a weapon, use it majestically. 

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