Hello, Looking over my previous research. I realized I drafted a Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2013 show and simply forgot to publish. The collection was so colorful that I decided to share on the winter day in February!
Saluti daTaormina,” promised the Dolce and Gabbana program notes. “Mare. Sole. Amore.” (Greetings from Taormina. Sea. Sun. Love.) Following hot on the heels of their triumphant debut into the alta moda, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce continued to surf the Sicilian wave that inspired that collection—an ode to Dolce’s native island—with a fast-paced and upbeat runway show that transported us “back to the holidays!” as Gabbana exulted backstage.
The designers took the island’s remarkable handicraft traditions and worked them in sophisticated ways—standouts in a season where an artisanal touch has threaded through the collections. The classic ceramic planters shaped like turbaned heads that are a specialty of the romantic hilltop town of Taormina (where their alta modaextravaganza took place) were incorporated into vividly colored prints or dangled as adorable little earrings;the elaborate straw and raffia work of the local place mats and lamp shades were used in tiny little skirts and brassiere tops, as well as in jackets that veiled close-fitting black lace dresses beneath. The shoes were extraordinary too—often decorated with embroidery of colored-straw strips and pompoms or with heels molded from bamboo