As all of the glamourous fashionistas, handsome fashionistos, budget conscious buyers, and fabulous editors gear up for the Fall 2011 shows for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, which kicks off February 9th, I wanted to do a last minute review of one of my favorite high fashion labels: Dolce & Gabbana.
Since high school, I have been such a big fan of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana and the amazing work they produce each season. The two designers always manage to capture the essence of masculine sexy and cool. From the slim fits to the sharp, detailed construction of the clothing, these Italian masters of fashion design never fail to display and exude an unparalleled style that is all their own.
This season for Fall-Winter 2011-2012, the designers and their team decorated the Milano Men's show with tones of grey, hints of white, and shades of blood red. Walking the runway were supermodel regulars such as Noah Mills, David Gandy, and Adam Senn, who are all apart of the core circle of models the designers use both on the runway as well as in their advertising campaigns.
One particular, yet simple piece that was of strong interest was a basic button up shirt that showed on the runway in white and charcoal. Although appearing non-distinctive at first glance, the shirt can be considered just a shirt and nothing more. However, with one simple twist of constructive detail, the designers added a built-in, fabric tie clip. Something as little as the utilitarian addition transformed a classic men's shirt into a fully functional, yet, ever so, stylish top. Yes, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to add such a detail, but the detail, however uncomplicated, was simply genius!
Another piece that had a fashion moment was the thick knit, black and white, wide-striped sweater that model Arthur Sales wore with such manly, lumberjack appeal. There is something that definitely makes an individual just want it (and I mean the sweater)! It reminds us of a take on a gorge Isabel Marant sweater a la Kate Moss for Isabel's Fall-Winter 2010-2011 campaign. Dies!
Whether horizontal stripes or vertical stripes, narrow and wide, become part of some of the big trends this upcoming Fall, Dolce & Gabbana still remain at the top of their game. The fabulous duo continue to turn out amazing, wearable men's designs that are sure to make any man feel molto provocante y fresco!