Dolce&Gabbana Milan Fashion Week 2019: masculine monochrome tailoring
Showcasing its Autumn/Winter 19 collection, the Italian fashion house employed an auctioneer figure to talk the audience through the lengthy show as the backdrop music flitted between romantic and theatrical.
All this was to set the tone for the garments inspired by Italian artists through the ages, from Sandro Botticelli to Leonardo Di Vinci and Michelangelo.
This was most overly seen towards the second half of the runway show as collage dresses, tuxedos, skirts and so-on were updated with scenes from beloved surrealist sculptures and paintings. The aim, as announced, being to transform the wearer into an artist herself.
However, this was hinted on from the get-go with the narrator revealing the collection would capture the elegance of the female form that has been immortalised through such works of art.
But this was proceeded with the models taking to the catwalk in traditionally masculine shapes; structured shoulders, cigarette pants and monochrome shades made irony of the statement.
Elsewhere, metallic leopard prints, bow accessories, oversized florals, houndstooth jackets and gem stone coloured dresses featured on D&G’s AW19 line.