If you needed evidence that men’s fashion is heading into the smart dressing territory, Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection should solidify this for you.
While streetwear and sneakers rule supreme on the cobbled sidewalks of the city, inside the Milan venue the design duo wanted to refocus their efforts on the classics, and nothing is more timeless than exceptional tailoring.
Taking a step back from the millennial likes and travelling around the world to stage their Italian extravaganza’s (Dubai included) Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana transported us back home to the family-run tailors and Sicilian aristocracy, where it was the craftsmanship that spoke louder than any Instagram post.
Over 100 looks were dedicated to craftsmanship, creativity and essence of dressing your very best, all designed to show the men of today what smartwear is really like. It’s not stuffy or rigid, instead it’s corduroy, metallic brocade and jacquard (the latter inspired by Byzantine frescoes in Venice, Rome, and Monreale.) They enlisted a narrator to talk over each section of the collection, echoing the old shows from the Fifties when it was standard to have a master of ceremonies explaining the pieces.
They opened with the classic black and white items, before leading into pyjama suiting followed by a series of golden-thread ensembles that looked as regal as they did contemporary. Corduroy and plaid print as well as knitwear with the new D&G logo were a nice refresher before we dived back into the rich textures of velvet, embellishment and sequins.
This is the Dolce & Gabbana that can be worn across all generations.