Should we start out the week with a touch of whimsy and glamour Italian style? Before landing on our next island, let’s look at the fabulous fun that was had at Dolce & Gabbana’s show of their Spring and Summer 2016 collection, Italia is love.
They focused on the home country, the things that compel tourist to endlessly flock to their shores, and the souvenirs they like take away.
A bundle of shifts flaunted postcard designs, and models played glamorous modern~day~tourists~at~large, snapping selfies that were flashed on the big screen at the show.
Scenery from top tourist destinations were sequined upon a variety of dress designs.
From simple shifts to elaborate lace caftans, the dress designs varied but each one reflected the heart of Italy using embellishments we’ve all fallen in love with from the postwar days when Italy started stepping into the fashion arena using Italian craftsmanship, bright colors and simple materials like cotton, raffia and cork.
Silk scarf prints, depicting popular ports-of-call were stylishly tied around on top and draped on the body with ease.
Kitchy bucket baskets were back in abundance.
The back drop was a traditional produce stand
and the countries citrus crop was front and center on sunglasses, dresses and headresses.
Let’s strut out and have a great week, mie belle ragazze et ragazza.
photos are from Reuters and Vogue, click on the links to see more great shots and a behind scenes video.