Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Collection Fall/Winter 2011
January 15, 2011 2 Comments
It was a busy opening day in Milan, a kick off to Italy’s biggest fashion week. One of the first up were the always eagerly anticipated Dolce & Gabbana. Their Sartoria Eccentrica (Eccentric Tailoring) themed fashion show presented us with an array of shrunken coats, short jackets, drop crotch pants, and grey military fabrics, even faux fur. Cadmium, vermilion, burgundy and bordeaux reds appeared to be the camel and beige of the next fall/winter season. The fabrics looked warm enough with boiled flannels, carded pin-stripes, beautiful distressed velvet, and velour dominating the runway. Domenico and Stefano’s muse-du-jour with iconic T-shirt to match ,was the dapper English songster Bryan Ferry. Somewhat fitting for a collection that at times, looked more British than Italian.
All-in-all, the show had a rougher vibe to it than we’re used to. A bunch of boxers (I think a few were real boxers from the Italian team) palled around in black Dolce & Gabbana suits before the start of the show, and a mix of rougher looks contrasted with geek-chic looks dominated the catwalk. Hints of DSquared2 SS11? The suits looked amazing as usual, but the velvets and velours were absolutely spectacular. If there had to be a critique, it was the one I posted on my Twitter feed during the show referencing the odd choice of the red and black sweater with matching fedora a lá Freddy Kruger. A getup that may have inadvertently escaped Domenico and Stefano’s nightmares and onto the catwalk. Good to see my post on the emancipated tux jacket endorsed in the finale to what was an excellent show.
Dolce & Gabbana talk more about the FW11 collection here:
Bryan Ferry: Exclusive Backstage Fashion Interview by Swide