Watch any of Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion shows and you feel like you have stepped into a beautiful, enchanted forest that is waiting to be explored. Right from the vibrant floral dresses to the matching accessories, every creation will leave you spellbound. Whether it is the Alta Moda collection that gave a lesson on Italian art history through fashion or the Fatto a Mano campaign that celebrated Italian craftsmanship, their embroideries are like visual art, like paintings telling a magnificent story.
After its inception in 1985, the Dolce & Gabbana label had its first runway show in Milan in the same year. Over the years, the one thing that has been constant and evident in their designs is an undying love for their country Italy, more specifically, Dolce’s hometown, Sicily. Their first collection included angora and tulle fabrics, as well as jersey lace and soft, extravagant skirts. Some of their favorite materials have been silk, wool, and crocheted lace.
The fashion designers often turn to the past for innovation. They had remarked during their earlier shows, “We want to use the past to project it into the future.” This inspiration and foresight have remained consistent.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have long been considered the inventors of the Mediterranean style. As always, this designer duo draws inspiration from Sicily — the Mediterranean island admired for its rich landscapes and historical monuments. The flora, specifically, plays an important role in the brand’s fabrics. They are blended with animal prints, polka dots, checks, and Majolica prints.
Along with the creative use of vibrant colors and different fabrics, we see many flowers making their presence felt. Roses entwined into shoes and headbands, hydrangeas and poppies on dresses, lilies and daisies on handbags — all leave us in absolute awe and admiration, mentally transporting us to Sicily and eternal springtime.
The Alta Moda Collection
Celebrating the richness of nature and Italian craftsmanship, this collection displays floral motifs in a variety of materials — be it sequins, silk, or even real flowers. The 2021 Alta Moda show was a breathtaking display of extraordinary couture creations, a wonderful fantasy of embroideries, embellishments, and theatrical silhouettes which resonated with the brand’s love for unique, extravagant pieces. As always, flowers were one of the main characters.
Dolce & Gabbana has the wonderful ability to combine different countries and periods, styles and fabrics in their feminine as well as masculine looks. Let us take a look at some of their fantastic pieces.
A pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes that looks almost like a beautiful floral painting. Dreamy and magnificent — a perfect ode to the brand’s aesthetic.
Sneakers with a floral elevation are sure to make heads turn and garner compliments!
Nothing spells tropical fashion more than these leaf-printed espadrille flats. Just right with a romper or cropped jumpsuit.
The vibrant floral appliqués perched atop the mesh and suede body of these Dolce & Gabbana pumps ensure a casual yet polished appeal.
These sandals flaunt an interesting mix of floral and animal prints. Style hack: You can wear them with a black dress and a tote.
With floral-embroidered wedge heels, these Dolce & Gabbana sandals are a gorgeous option for spring.
This shoulder bag makes for a chic and pretty accessory with flowy dresses and flats.
Beautiful roses and embellishments give a romantic appeal to this gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana box bag. It is a femininely structured work of art!
This lovely Miss Glam shoulder bag will take you through the day gracefully and effortlessly!
Displaying floral embellishments, this dazzling and spacious Dolce box bag is a great evening piece to carry.
Coming in a structured silhouette, the bag is festooned with vivid rose prints that will undoubtedly elevate your neutral ensembles.
If there is one thing that has remained constant in Dolce & Gabbana’s fabulous creations, it is flowers. Beautiful flowers in their blooming splendor — a riot of colors worth the praise and adoration. One can safely assume that in the years to come, this floral inspiration will stay and continue to captivate people.