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  • Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Runway Photos + Video – Milan Fashion Week

    Dolce&Gabbana Woman Winter 2014

    Dolce & Gabbana Woman Winter 2014

    Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 runway highlights and video:

    Leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to pepper the Milan F/W 2013 fashion week with a decadent homage to Italy by once again taking inspiration from their native country.

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    The collection, with its religious touchstones, regal embroideries and ladylike shapes, offered a heady alternative to the seasons serious grays and reappropriations of the 40′s seen elsewhere. And for those looking to score ticks on trend lists, there was a chic section of gray tweeds and standby black too, sandwiched in between the 75+ winning looks.

    From Milan Fashion Week, Dolce & Gabbana Woman Fall 2013  video:

    Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 in their words…

    “TAILORED MOSAIC”

    Inspiration

    Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana were inspired by the mosaic of Monreale for this collection. “The city of Monreale started to become important around the XI century with the arrival of the Normans in Sicily. The Cathedral of Monreale, consecrated to Santa Maria Nuova, was built between 1172 and 1185 under the commission of the Norman King William II of Altavilla, together with the archiepiscopal Palace and its beautiful cloister. In the top half of the walls a series of golden mosaics were created between the end of 1100 and the middle of 1200. Two of these mosaics represent William II crowned by Christ and William II who offers the church to the Virgin. 

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    Local artists and experts from Byzantium and Venice were called in to realize those striking works of art.” Dolce & Gabbana made use of the abilities of artisans of the highest level to create mosaics on shoes, dresses, jewels and bags. As the art of mosaic-making is a slow and precise one, achieved by placing single piece next to the other, at the same time tailoring is made by single stitch after single stitch.

    Dolce&Gabbana Woman Winter 2014

    Dolce&Gabbana Woman Winter 2014

    Shapes and proportions
    “A-line” and hourglass shapes.

    Fabrics
    Wool and silk organza, brocade, herringbone, checked fabric, poplin, double-stretch crepe and lace.

    Prints
    Mosaic on organza, double-stretch crepe and brocade.

    Accessories
    Princess and Queen-style golden crowns encrusted with stones and mosaic.
    Gold filigree bustier embellished with stones and mosaic and dedicated to Saint Agatha.
    Agata bags that are an homage to Catania’s saint patron: Saint Agatha.
    Filigree bags.
    Shoes with filigree and inlaid-mosaic sculpted heels.
    Platforms with mosaic.
    Sunglasses with mosaic and golden filigree.

    Finale
    Red lace dresses enriched with embroideries and stones.

    Soundtrack
    Original music by Nino Rota from “La strada”, “I clowns”, “Il Bidone” and “Boccaccio ‘70” directed by Federico Fellini.

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     >> Photo gallery of  Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013 Runway Collection:

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    Photos: Dolce & Gabbana

    Published on February 25, 2013

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