The fashion duo looked back to the ancient past of Domenico Dolce’s native land, Sicily, from which they were inspired for their new collection, featuring prints of Greek temples and gold coin necklaces.
“The Greek temples and theaters, symbols of classic architectural perfection, are reinterpreted as if in a dream,” as reported in their press release. “As if a traveler, having visited some of the marvelous landscapes of ancient Sicily, wanted to recreate those unique settings in his mind: that type of beauty, magic and enchantment can only be found in such a vision.”
The models walked down the catwalk under the original music by the renowned cinema composer Nino Rota taken from various movies of Federico Fellini, wearing clothes and jewels of a selection that evoked antiquity and the natural beauty of spring on the island when the almond trees are in flower.
Dresses, short tunics and poncho-style jackets that had almond branch patterns and the white and pink buds applied to the fabric for a three-dimensional effect constituted the spring/summer 2014 collection that was presented during the Milan Fashion Week.
There were also more traditional polka-dot dresses in black-and-white and red-and-black, as well as the brand’s signature black lace dresses.
Just like Greek goddesses, the models had their hair up in braids and wore tiaras made of almond flowers or gold coins. Tiny handbags decorated with temple facade patterns and belts of chunky coins linked together were included in the D&G new collection as well.
The collection ended with a dazzling array of gold lace dresses.
The collection was “an imaginary journey to rediscover ancient Sicily, where history and myth come together,” as the company said in a note.