It’s OK to live the Italian Dream… All in the name of Fashion!
First of all I love Italy, sweet land of the pasta, the pizza, the gelato and the tiramisu. Sweet land of the people speaking with their hands, the limoncello after dinner and the cute little old men on their vespas with their bright colourful socks and the chicest glasses you’ve ever seen.
Oh my dear friends, my love for Italy is unconditional. It just warms my heart to be able to live the Italian Dream during Fashion Weeks. C0ming back to Milan 2 times a year for Fashion Week it makes each trip nonetheless even more special. It reminds me exactly why I love Italy so much.
Especially relevant to say, in February I was also so excited to wear a beautiful Atelier LaRochelle dress and embrace the word woman, for the Dolce & Gabbana AW17 fashion show.
Dolce Gabbana’s Fashion Fantasy was in fact one of the first biggest fashion shows I’ve ever attended and I remember how excited I was, not really understanding what’s happening to me. The Dolce Vita… Dolce Gabbana breathes life. It’s one of these brands that’s so independent and alive on it’s own. A colourful world inspired by all the Italy patterns. They celebrate the cultural heritage of the country, the lively shows and it’s people. Joy and love.
The show brought real people and humanity back at the core of fashion world. Celebrating women and men of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds. No models required! Dolce & Gabbana casted bloggers, singers and English aristocrats to showcase its glamorous AW17 collection, like they did 30 years ago when they launched their own label with no budget for models. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana just pulled off what must rank as fashion’s biggest audience. A show involving over 140 people of many shapes, ethnicities, and ages.
Each one of them dressed in clothes they had picked out and accessorised themselves over days and nights of fittings.
All the 117 outfits were worn by singers (the British popstar Pixie Lott and American Austin Mahone), clusters of Hollywood dynasties (the three daughters of actor Andy Garcia), designers (the shoe designer Charlotte Olympia, who walked down with her mother and sister), and the occasional English aristo (Ladies Kitty Spencer, niece of Diana, Princess of Wales and Amelia Windsor). Super model Bianca Balti closed the runway show with a Baroque crown and a metallic leopard print dress.
As a result Dolce Gabbana brings everyone back into the animated life. Lively streets of Italy where people dance, sing, drink with pretty Italian girls walking by and the boys contemplating in awe. Their delight in displaying Italian sociability—the food, fun, the dancing, the eternal respect for the Mama—almost as much as they do the clothes. Crucial to this is Domenico Dolce’s skill and delight in cutting and altering clothes for each person to make them feel fantastic.
“The character of people is the important thing to us,” declared Stefano Gabbana. “We’ve had an attraction to this from the very beginning—our first show in the mid-1980s was on real people.
Also their message is: You need to accept yourself as you are. That’s it!”
The show itself was just incredible! Full of bold and glamorous pieces worn by bloggers, YouTubers, models and TV personalities. They walked down the leopard print runway like a live band. Fun and dedicated to the dazed and confused Millennial generation #blessed.
Therefore the Milan Fashion Week could not have ended on a more unified note. Probably that these 2 creative men have taken the luxury fashion world by storm over the last 31 years. And are continuing to grow yearly, with innovative and modern concepts.
The Millennial’s fashion shows are a nod from the designers to the power of social media and the rise of the social stars. Dressing the cream of the fashion social circles and allowing them to walk in the Dolce and Gabbana fashion week shows. A dream come true for anyone, but for someone who adores fashion as much as the bloggers they have chosen previously; I cannot imagine how incredible that moment must have felt for them. Living the Italian Dream…in a Dolce & Gabbana’s outfit on the catwalk. A pure Italian fairy tale.
I am excited to finally share with you these pictures taken with Annika Lagerqvist (Annikasomething on Instagram). Ideal portray of the Italian Dream.
Because this whole adventure, really felt like a dream. Sweet, warm and magical.
So if you love fashion like I do, you know that Dolce & Gabbana looks are bold, colorful, with a lot of prints, embroidery, jewels, head pieces and big earrings!
Enjoy my version below.
Finally seeing the Dolce and Gabbana fashion show I can only say that these clothes can be worn by people of all shapes and sizes. Domenico and Stefano shows that their collection it’s for everyone. Dolce&Gabbana woman is beautiful in all sizes.
Maybe one day I will buy a lovely Dolce & Gabbana dress, but right now I’m feeling so proud that my outfit was featured on www.nowfashion.com at best street style from Milan Fashion Week AW17.
In conclusion check this link : https://nowfashion.com/dolce-gabbana-ready-to-wear-fall-winter-2017-milan-21433
I’d love to know if you too are an avid fan of italian dream Dolce and Gabbana?
Which collection is your favourite and if you had the available funds, what piece would you buy first?