Dolce & Gabbana for AW13 comes in opulent, religious Byzantine and Venetian murals made with models strutting in lavishly bejewelled looks, decadent gold shoes, and glided crowns. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s Fall 13 inspiration was taken from the walls of the Cathedral of Monreale in Sicily, where these gilded works became the show stopping prints of the collection.
The beautiful striking work of the walls then turned the designs into superior and royal connotations. Adding texture, heavy beading and colourful embellishments with the beauty of the collection coming in a range evening dresses, short skirts and box-like mini dresses.
Followed on by creamy whites, then Sicilian widows in sophisticated black lace for after dark. Charcoal herringbone was their fabric of choice this season, elegantly tailored and reminiscent of the late 40s to 50s in soft demure crisp cuts, with simple car coats, nipped-waist jackets.
Most of the designs involved tight, fitted top halves with contrasting, oversized bottoms in a variety of fabrics such as lace and chiffon. All followed with papal crimson, adorned with golden crucifix necklaces with the finishing run coming in scarlet, encrusted in ruby-red crystal, that was indeed a show from heaven.