As trendsetting as always, Dolce & Gabbana showed a number of pieces with the polka dot, a trend that was revived during London Fashion Week. From sheer and lace gowns to bright red dresses and black pencil skirts, polka dots were given a fresh spin on the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk. Brace yourselves for a spotty wave throughout the fashion world!
Dolce & Gabbana gave Greek history a fashion makeover with their prints of ancient ruins on dresses. Greek temple columns and crumbling Italian architecture were the prints of interest for the duo, as they splashed them on a variety of accessories, clothes and shoes. What caught my attention was the clever use of Greek columns as heels for one of the shoes, it was hands down the most unique and original shoe designs of Spring 2014.
Last season had gilded embellishments, this season had fur. Fur stoles took the runway by storm in a myriad of shades, from beige to deep green, to blue and cardinal red. The fur brought volume to the looks and turned the luxury of the collection up a notch. The soft/hard contrast between the hard gold accessories and the lush fur was another D&G signature and after so much eye-popping gold, the fur was just the right touch to round up the collection.
In an ode to Sicilian glamour (and perhaps femininism), Dolce & Gabbana sent out what Twitter called the #GoldenArmy : an army of models wearing nothing but top-to-toe gold, strutting down the runway en mass for the finale. This was what the D&G princess was all about : being bold, fierce and glamorous at the same time. Fabulously italiano.