Here it is, the main event, the one you’ve all been waiting for……
Dolce & Gabbana are undoubtedly the Godfathers of Milan Fashion Week and every season I wait with bated breath to see what they’ll deliver. FW15 came with a pleasant twist, the show was a celebration of motherhood and opened to a backdrop of model mammas dressed in black silk slip dresses with their own impeccably behaved babies and toddlers held close.
Heavily pregnant model Bianca Balti walked in a bump hugging nude dress to a huge round of applause, the design duo had the audience onside from the moment the curtains opened and the message was clear, love your mamma!
Models took to the runway with their toddlers and babies wearing matching outfits and looking proud, the whole show was a spectacle and audience members applauded throughout.
The red rose was recurrent and prominent throughout the collection, displayed in many different ways on different garments, this will be the motif that identifies the FW15 collection.
One of the things that I really love about Dolce & Gabbana is their ability to stand out from the crowd, whilst staying true to their roots. The collection was made up of staple dresses in the shape now synonymous with Dolce & Gabbana, forties style suiting, fit and flare coats, Mary-Jane pumps, Sicilian lace, all in a signature colour palette of black, red, cream and gold, and all things we’ve come to expect from Dolce & Gabbana, but fresh and original every season. Models wore the obligatory Dolce & Gabbana crown but this time with the addition of jewelled headphones (other fashion houses have done it so why not Dolce & Gabbana?) which were plugged into iPhones in bespoke jewelled cases.
And as we know, the devil’s in the detail,
The beauty look was classically Italian, metallic eyes with feline winged eyeliner and the hair was sublime, pinned back from the face and up, and adorned with jewels;
To close, models were sent down the runway in white gowns adorned with colourful drawings by the nieces and nephews of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, a touch which drew emotional gasps from the audience and a fitting end to a truly uplifting show and a tribute to mothers everywhere
This show was a real gem and was everything you would expect from Dolce and Gabbana, dramatic, emotional and passionate. Italians are famous for their adoration of their mothers and this show was testament to that, the hashtags #DGMamma and #DGFamily sent social media into a frenzy and the message to take home from this? Viva La Mamma! But please, one thing to note, when it comes to accessories (and Dolce and Gabbana do a mean line in accessories #JustSaying) a baby is for life, not just for Fashion Week.