Kings of fashion
Dolce & Gabbana
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.