Discover the gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, that literally translates all things Italy to fashion!
For the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2017 ready-to-wear fashion show, the runway was a symbolic street in the make-believe ‘Tropico Italiano’, with trees in the backdrop. It came with Italian music, to which performers danced before the models walked.
The mood was set for the collection – which was all things Italian. And not the real-life Italy – but the colorful one we love as tourists. The one that represents dance music, fragrant pasta and gelato!
The Italy where, as the fashion show description notes, “icons traditionally associated with Italy like pasta, bread and superstitious symbols mix with an overall holiday mood punctuated by cocktails, ice creams and sequins.”
The looks were opulent – with bright colors, applique and heavy embellishments. Dresses were paired with equally conspicious bags and unmissable hair accessories. Most of the dresses had motifs on them. Some were food themed, including cocktail glasses, gelato, pizza, bundled pasta or pasta box covers and goblets. Others were music themed – with motifs of music notes, piano keys and inspired by band uniforms, paired with drum-shaped bags. Some others had logos printed on them with the cross, Mother Mary with baby Jesus, or large flowers. Even jeans weren’t spared.
Pieces in the Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2017 collection included print or embellished mini and lacy midi dresses, really high-waist embellished shorts, embroidered crop jackets and calf-length sequin coats. Cor-ord sets, printed maxi dresses, folded jeans and logo-tees were also included. Accessories included drum-shaped novelty bags, box-shaped clutches and structured medium-sized bags. and Hair accessories included embellished headbands, tiaras and fascinators. The jewelry was mostly about earrings. Shoes were platform slip-ons and ballet flats, ankle-straps and peep-toe flats.
My favorite looks from this collection were one with the super-high shorts and tee, and one with an embellished hoodie paired with embellished headband:
Another innovative one was with the print of piano on a mini-skirt:
Overall, the collection is more than desirable and memorable. The pieces can be worn together as ensembles, or worn down with fashion staples like plain jeans or tees as more casual outfits. I’d feel reserved in wearing some on an everyday basis – like the ones with religious undertones. And even though some consider food to be a religion, we can surely flaunt our love for gelato and pizza any day! Let’s make our friends and onlookers hungry! Muhahaha >:)
Dolce & Gabbana Spring Summer 2017 Collection: Gallery
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