The fashion week of the warm season 2021 was held in an unusual mode, many designers abandoned traditional shows, someone greatly reduced the number of looks. Everyone is trying to save money, because no one knows how quickly the fashion industry will begin to revive.
Only all this does not concern Dolce & Gabbana, they confidently overcome all difficulties and urge us not to lose heart. The new spring-summer 2021 collection was presented as part of Milan Fashion Week. Colorful, bright, juicy and passionate – this is what is associated with the new collection of the Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.
Sicily is once again the inspiration for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for their Spring / Summer 2021 collection. The new show is an ode and declaration of love to the homeland of Domenico Dolce, an Italian fashion designer, one of the founders and co-owner of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house.
The main theme of the collection, which consists of 98 bows, is the Sicilian patchwork. Nearly every look has been crafted from patchwork, a mix of variegated prints and vibrant colors. The patchwork technique should be given special attention when analyzing the spring-summer 2021 collection. This patchwork technique formed the basis of almost all images of the collection.
When creating the images, the Italian duo used their iconic and so recognizable prints of recent years: floral patterns, traditional Sicilian ornaments, leopard, ethnic, graphic and tropical prints, signature pea print (white and red, large and small polka dots), stripes, black and white chess patterns, baroque patterns.
A great deal of similarity can be seen with the looks from the 1993 collection, which in turn was inspired by the bohemian seventies. Both collections contain many details from the seventies, but the new presentation is a more modern interpretation. All products, created by the hands of experienced craftsmen, like a breath of fresh air, personify the joy of waiting for spring and, in general, changes for the better in this difficult time. Inspired by Sicilian patterns, designers have created their own interpretation of patchwork, giving us a kaleidoscope of prints and colors made of brocade, georgette, poplin, denim, chiffon, cotton and other materials.
On the catwalk, one could see all the garments, cuts and accessories characteristic of the fashion house: fitted dresses, strict-cut jackets assembled from pieces of brocade, tiered floor-length skirts, long flowing skirts made of light flying chiffon, silk blouses with bows made using the technique patchwork.
Bags and other accessories Dolce & Gabbana
Fashionable and eye-catching luxurious feminine accessories that reflect the ardent southern temperament of Sicilian women: satin roses and chrysanthemums that adorn the heads and necks of models, long accent earrings also decorated with large flowers, golden long massive chains and bracelets, silk colored printed headscarves models that harmoniously complement such vivid images.
Luxury and size have become the hallmarks of almost all accessories in the collection. If you go for simple, clean looks in Spring / Summer 2021, you can always grab attention with Dolce & Gabbana XXL gold accent jewelry.
Gold-colored chains could be seen on the bags of the collection. Beautiful handbags from this fashion house are always in demand among women of fashion of all ages. This collection will be no exception. Elegant rectangular bags, complemented by golden fittings, exquisite clutches with decorative elements (colorful embroidery of flowers, beads, animalistic and ethnic compositions), woven bags, denim bags made using the patchwork technique were demonstrated on the catwalk.
The Spring / Summer 2021 collection also includes corset tops, traditional black bras under translucent blouses that showcase some early 2000s-inspired leather, ripped denim jeans, shorts, white shirts and long-sleeved tops.
Not without sexy, feminine and spectacular mini-dresses, floor-length and midi dresses with high slits on the sides, dresses with a high waistline, sundresses and bustier dresses. The combination of holiness and sophistication can be seen in these feminine looks, created by Italian designers.
According to the designers themselves, the new collection reflects elements of different cultures – from the Spaniards to Arabs, Normans and French. This multiculturalism inherent in Sicily manifested itself, for example, in the use of such an accessory as an African-style turban or flowing caftans in an “oriental” style.
In general, opponents of minimalism Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana managed to create a fashionable holiday show, consisting of a variety of unique catchy and smart, carefully thought out images, each of which has its own character and history, and also reflects the Italian craftsmanship of handcrafted “fatto a mano” and unique design by Dolce & Gabbana.
The new collection, inspired by the national Sicilian flavor, turned out to be optimistic, inspiring hope for a bright future and is rightfully one of the most extraordinary and memorable in the spring-summer 2021 season.
Author: Olga Tsofall