Kings of fash­ion

Dolce & Gab­bana

Hong Kong Tatler - - Style File -

Crowns, suits of ar­mour, princely footwear and sweat­shirts with me­dieval images— there was a dis­tinctly royal flavour to this col­lec­tion. Sump­tu­ous fab­rics, in­clud­ing fur, sheep­skin, vel­vet and wool, were seen in re­gal colour­ways of rich reds, dark greens, plums and browns. Heavy em­broi­dery was a fre­quent em­bel­lish­ment. If Henry VIII were alive, he’d be wear­ing the gi­ant red

sweater, clev­erly cable- knit­ted to look like chain mail, though per­haps with­out the chain- mail snood.

Sig­na­ture sharp suits con­trasted with the ca­sual looks and in­cluded ver­sions printed with churches

and re­li­gious im­agery. Jack­ets were doublebreasted with nipped- in waists. The mul­ti­tude of lapel de­tails was fas­ci­nat­ing; ly­ing flat, they were printed with polka dots or in con­trast­ing colours or

fab­rics such as vel­vet. A col­lec­tion fit for a king.

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