Monday, 28 February 2011

D&G's star studded AW11 Collection - Milan Fashion Week 2011

Yesterday we literally saw a star-studded collection from Dolce and Gabbana from Milan Fashion Week. An out there collection, the Italian design duo tapped into the current catwalk craze for gender-bending  in an upbeat collection that perfectly married the duality of masculine and feminine dress. With models divided into two camps – ‘Tomboys and Temptresses’, there was a clear split in the collection. The Tomboys sported slick, tailored looks of blazers and brogues whereas the Temptresses were floating down the runway in sheer lace, pretty star prints and sequins. Crossover between the two came from mixing boyish brogues with floor length gowns and towering heels with sharp suits.

The collection offered a real treat for the eye, with stunning star prints gracing sweeping dresses and shirts, as well as tights and leggings in variety of colours adding a vibrant feel to the collection. Further strong prints came in the form of musical notes, hinting at a strong print focus following through from SS11.

An all black and white finale brought the two teams together, with one side in braces and trousers and the other with in strong underwear-as-outerwear themed items. Boy-meets-girl is nothing new for D&G. the pairing of masculine chic and provocative femininity has been a staple look for the label for over 20 years, they are simply successfully reworking it collection by collection.

Overall, it was an exciting collection from the Italian duo, with strong elements that are sure to be translated into the shops in months to come!

What do you think? Do you have stars in your eyes or do you think their musical prints were out of tune?

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