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Dolce & Gabbana SS15The starting point of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2015 Show was the Spanish influence on Southern Italy and Sicily, between 1516 and 1713.

To read about Spain-inspired collections, search for the « Spain » post that I have published on October 8, 2012.

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Posted by on September 22, 2014 in Places

 

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Normandy

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The theme of Dolce & Gabbana’s fairytalelike Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 show was « Medieval Normandy meets Sicily ».

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Posted by on February 26, 2014 in Places

 

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Greece

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Sicily’s Greece-inflected mythology influenced the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Show.

Some Greece-inspired collections : Alexander McQueen Spring/Summer 2006 (the « night » section of this show was based on Greek goddesses), Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Menswear (this collection references Sicily’s interaction with Greece in the ancient world), Emanuel Ungaro by Giambattista Valli Spring/Summer 2005 (this Sirtaki-inspired show paid homage to the Greek costume), Emilio Pucci by Peter Dundas Spring/Summer 2011 (in part), Grès (since 1941, Grès has often presented draped clothes which take inspiration from Ancient Greece’s goddesses), Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Spring/Summer 2006 (« Homage to Greece / Hommage à la Grèce » collection), Kaufmanfranco Resort 2014 (this collection showcases a modern version of Jacqueline Onassis in the Greek islands), Marco De Vincenzo Spring/Summer 2010 (this collection paid tribute to the Olympic Games in Ancient Greece), Marios Schwab Spring/Summer 2009 (this collection spotlighted various reinterpretations of the chiton), Marios Schwab Resort 2014 (this collection highlights a shoulder line that is based on the costumes of Greek peasants), Nina Ricci by Peter Copping Resort 2011 (this collection was slightly influenced by Jacqueline Onassis’ ’60s Greek period), Sophia Kokosalaki Autumn/Winter 2010-2011 (some pieces echoed the natural shapes of the Greek landscape), Versace Spring/Summer 2011 (partly), Vionnet by Goga Ashkenazi Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 (the scenography of this show referenced Ancient Greece).

To read about other « Sicily »-inspired collections, search for the « Sicily » post that I published on February 25, 2013.

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Posted by on September 23, 2013 in Places

 

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Sicily

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Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale was the starting point of the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 Show.

Other Sicily-influenced collections : Dolce & Gabbana (various collections from the designers were inspired by Sicily, especially the Sicily of Luchino Visconti’s « The Leopard », for their Autumn/Winter 1988-1989 collection, Sicily’s tradition of white lace, for their Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and Sicily’s baroque religious traditions, for their Autumn/Winter 2012-2013 collection), Roksanda Ilincic Resort 2011 (partly).

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Posted by on February 25, 2013 in Places

 

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