Runway Diversity Is On The Rise

Lindsay Judge   |   14 - 02 - 2019

DOLCE & GABBANA’S SS19 SHOW EMBRACED WOMEN OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES.

 

DOLCE & GABBANA size inclusive designer fashion

 

Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring 2019 show was about empowering women of every size to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, and at the same time remind the world that you don’t have to be a size zero to wear their designs. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana believe all women are “queens” and all men “kings” and with this collection they aimed to prove just that.

 

DOLCE & GABBANA size inclusive designer fashion

 

With a brand like Dolce & Gabbana who has such an iconic image you know it’s going to be a beautiful collection. Each collection is as vibrant, colourful and visionary as the next, personifying the brand and bringing together diverse design elements in perfect harmony. The Spring 2019 collection was no different – in true D&G style it featured bold floral prints, baroque fabrics, form-flattering dresses, tulle layers, corseted Basques, elegant embroideries – you name it they had it. But it is the message of this collection that perhaps speaks more than the pieces themselves.

 

DOLCE & GABBANA size inclusive designer fashion

 

A question that’s regularly asked in today’s society is “is there still a need for the runway experience in the luxury industry?” Well in Dolce & Gabbana’s world the answer is most certainly yes. Their presentations are so much more than just a fashion show, they are a way for the Italian designers to express themselves and get across the D&G vision and the message they are trying to convey.

 

DOLCE & GABBANA size inclusive designer fashion

 

DOLCE & GABBANA size inclusive designer fashion

 

This season’s message it seems, was to encourage all women (and men) to embrace their body and feel confident in their own skin. Women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and ages walked the runway. A stellar cast included Ashley Graham, Monica Bellucci, Emily Ratajkowski, Helena Christiansen and many more recognisable faces as well as models who were found in “street castings” – mums, daughters, grandmothers, sons.

 

The overall theme of the show was “DNA”. The designer’s fingerprints were in fact projected onto screens within the showspace and the message was to celebrate the DNA and the body you were born with. No matter what that may be there is a Dolce & Gabbana dress or suit waiting for you!