Collection spring/summer 2018
Dreamy duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana turned to their tradition of stunning the crowds with their SS18 collection. This season, the iconic label’s show opened with shades of black, immediately lending the collection a flirtatious and undeniably seductive allure. Transparent and see-through fabrics were key to the all-black ensembles that ranged from elegant dresses to bespoke suits, complete with translucent trousers and matching socks. With a sudden burst of colour that left the fashion pack in awe, the house showed its Sicilian roots in bold and vivid silhouettes, adorned with both folk-inspired and graphic ‘Queen of Hearts’-inspired prints. Varying lengths were on show, from shorter-than-short to ankle-grazing and even floor-pooling, while outsized headwear topped off the looks. In complete contrast to the start of the show, the finale consisted of fun and feminine looks, with in-your-face prints alluding to a ‘the bigger the print, the better the drama’ sensibility. As one of the last looks, a multicoloured maxi dress featured contrasting blocks of bright shades, while the airy silhouette was cinched by a weaved corset waist – completing the season’s extravaganza. With no fewer than a hundred looks, ‘go big or go home’ seemed to grasp both the theme and the size of this years’ spring/summer collection.