A love letter to Italy, Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 2016 runway show was styled by Tabitha Simmons. The collection evokes the glories of Italy through the eyes of tourists, highlighting the country’s most famous landmarks—Venice’s gondolas, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and Michelangelo’s David—came decadently embroidered and beaded atop trademark fluted shifts and lace separates.
The collection’s colorful brushstroke dresses were inspired by the work of Italian artist Lucio Fontana, seen on everything from curve hugging sheaths to generously flared ’50s dresses.
In step with the sightseeing theme, this season’s new Dolce Box was an actual camera (bag). Additionally, the Adelina bag makes its debut. The top handle silhouette that references the1950s is offered in raffia, tweed, and luxurious crocodile. The country’s most iconic landmarks trickled down to the accessories.
There were slippers shaped like gondolas from Venice, handpainted heels that nodded to the ceramics found in Naples, and shopper totes emblazoned with postcard prints in the same tune as the finale dresses. Back again are the most extravagant headphones in four styles…now that’s amore!
“To work on this Dolce and Gabbana show was so much funI loved how Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana celebrated the idea of stars such as Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn on holiday in Italy. The energy around the show was infectious, the models were so excited to take selfies backstage and on the catwalk (like any respectable tourist would do!) and then project them around the world. It goes without saying, but the clothes and accessories were brilliant, I have my eye on the long chiffon dress with a humming bird and flower print.” Tabitha Simmons, stylist.
Please find the collection highlights below, to preorder just click on the product description:
Italia Is Love Embellished Shift Dress
Pom Pom Headphones
Dolce Box Bag Camera Case
Caretto Printed Poplin Dress
Wool Crepe Embellished Skirt
Red Leather IPhone Case
Embellished Net Long Sleeve Dress
Adelina In Crocodile Top Handle Bag
Maiolica Tile Print Short
Be the first to preorder the Italian house’s next summer collection straight from the runway. The DOLCE & GABBANA S/S 2016 TRUNKSHOW is live until October 13, 2015. So hurry up and get the new looks for your best selfies.
Photos: Courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, Moda Operandi, © Kevin Tachman, Venturelli/WireImage