MFW: DOLCE & GABBANA
For their spring/summer 2016 collection, Dolce & Gabbana got inspired by the history of Italian fashion.
“The starting point was a book we found about the history of Italian fashion,” Gabbana said backstage after the show. “We are actually in it! — I said to Domenico (Dolce) ‘My God we have to start doing something different!”
The designers were inspired by tailoring techniques of post-WWII Italy, known as Alta Moda. “At that time, in Rome and the rest of Italy, the tailors started to make simple lines, simple outfits with embroidery, hand-crafted embroidery from home,” Gabbana said.
The collection is both a celebration of Italy’s past, and the tourism that helps sustain its economy today. “We know that Italy is not like this today,” Gabbana said. “It is a wish. We have this memory and we would love to bring it back.”