MFW S/S 16 Influencer Collection: Dolce & Gabbana

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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s ode to Italy was an extravagant, maximalist affair revelling in excess and with a fitting social media hashtag #italiaislove.

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  • The importance of the social sell. Models snapped selfies as they strode the runway – flipping the usual audience only insta-gramming on it’s head.
  • Florals, stripes, seaside-scapes and ’50s postcard scenes.
  • Pjs, shift dresses, car coat/dress suits, capri pants, kick hems skirts – 1950s siren silhouettes.

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  • Decorative embellishment and embroidered to the max.
  • Textural pattern mix.
  • Accessories overload – headscarves, tasseled headphones, supersize sunglasses in stripe and bejewelled varieties, basket bags, fruit and floral adorned headbands and giant earrings.

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USP: Maximalist decoration, embellishment, print and pattern and over accessorising have been key take aways from the big Italian brands (Prada, Gucci and Dolce) in Milan.