Italy is a world of wonders unto itself, with the old and the new, the rich and the poor, the hustle and bustle of city life paralleled with the calm of the countryside, full of sunshine and rolling hills. It is a beautiful place, magnificent, much like many other countries but with its own charm, its own warmth and its own specific allure that brings in the masses year after year, yearning to have a taste of something that feels much like the forbidden fruit. As such, it makes sense that the beautifully created Dolce & Gabbana label will celebrate the life of its host country this coming spring, the New Year expected to bring with it much goodness and prosperity.
The campaign images by Dolce & Gabbana often take on different aspect of Italy, this time bringing in as much color and diversity as possible, the cast in of itself including everyone from Luma Grothe to Leila Nda and Pauline Hoarau. The Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2016 campaign includes everything from spaghetti to red and white gingham tablecloths, complete with nuns somewhere in the background. It is all in high definition and a whirlwind of color, textures, and styles. There is nothing calm about the campaign and that is exactly what Italy is, particularly the city life. Italians are loud, happy, boisterous people, much like the Greeks and Armenians. And apparently they love stripes!
What new pieces do we expect to see through the Dolce & Gabbana spring 2016 collection? Floral print poplin tops sound just about right, combined with cotton poplin dresses with yellow centered daisies and gorgeous red poppies strewn across the fabric. The necklines look round, the showing off of skin is minimal. The looks are classy and loud and positively energetic, with the retro meets modern day compilation made complete.
There are a whole lot of stripes though, from the black, orange and white horizontal chest and vertical pleated skirts options to the high neck full-length shirtdresses in green and white, a poppy pinned to the chest. It is a love for Italy that brought about this collection, references to the 1950s abound in the floral prints, the lace and sheer fabrics creating a very ladylike atmosphere. There is nothing we do not love about this nine-image campaign, the collection itself having astounded us back in the fall during the SS 2016 Fashion Week runway show by Dolce & Gabbana.
While we may not be able to physically visit Italy this year, we are sure you will agree that having the Dolce & Gabbana spring 2016 campaign out, the images posted all over the place, we will feel like we are walking down the picturesque roads of the Cinque Terre villages, along the streets of Florence or in the warmth of the Tuscan hearth. There is nothing quite so enchanting as an Italian getaway and this campaign will ensure that we enjoy Italy’s lifestyle in a whole different manner. Now, to find a Fruttivendolo and a pizzeria or gelateria somewhere nearby…
Dolce & Gabbana is another fashion powerhouse that’s one to watch out for this season. This time around, we’re giving you one of the cutest pieces you’ll ever see, the Family Leather Shopping Bag! The piece is an adorable shopper that’s perfect to wear during casual days and spending time with the people who matter most.
The piece is embellished with a family portrait, which is in line with the brand’s ad campaign initiative (all Italian, famiglia-inspired). Avid collectors of quirky, kooky finds will love this piece for sure! As you can see, both the mother and daughter in the portrait are carrying their own D&Gs in style (kind of suggestive that you go and buy another tote from the brand, no?).
Inside, it’s even better – it has an interior zipped pocket and a hand-held mirror that’s perfect for instant touch-ups. This is the piece to beat!
Measuring 16’ x 15.5’ x 4.5’ inches (H x W x D), you can get your very own Family Leather Shopping Bag for $3,995 USD or €2,250 EUR via MyTheresa.
Preppy and versatile, backpacks are taking the streets of high fashion by storm! As a frontrunner in luxury goods, D&G gives us their take on this new trend with the Sicily Backpack, an adorable design that leaves us nostalgic and wanting more. School’s officially in, honey.
This grained leather baby is set to make waves – with double adjustable leather shoulder straps and a single top handle made from the same material, you can carry this in style whenever and however you want. It has a front flap with a magnetic snap and a drawstring closure, which not only keeps your stuff in check, but also adds up to its unique charm.
Two internal patch pockets can be found inside, with one having a mirror, for instant touch-ups. A nifty bag with great design – what more can you ask for?
Measuring 26cm x 22cm x 14cm (H x W x D), this bag can be purchased at $2245 USD or €1250 EUROther Brands
Decorating your designer bag with charm is the new trendy thing and there are a lot of choices, but we haven’t spotted ‘Fruit Charms’.
Charms add a touch of playfulness to your bag, especially when the design is too-serious or getting boring. It also gives your bag a different look – a personality. So when you meet a friend who has the exact same bag you have, yours will give a different impact.
These fruit charms are beautiful and colorful. The leaf is made from leather, the other parts is mixed between calf and lambskin, brass and lapin. It’s available in the shape of orange, cherry and lemon.
The Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian Fruit charms can also be used as a key holder, it comes with key rings and hook closure. Priced at $545 USD and available via Luisa Via Roma.
Dolce & Gabanna released their Spring Summer 2015 ad campaign, we spotted a beautiful bag – it was sophisticated, boxy, flowerly and with gingham-print.
It had us at the knees and it was beyond gorgeous.
We had to know more…
And we found it at MyTheresa.
This is a day bag and it’s best to wear during the Spring and Summer season. It matches great to all of your flower-printed dresses in your wardrobe.
Dolce & Gabbana Gingham Mini Box Bag is filled with love (because its made with love), it features a red-lock on the front, not only to secure your bag but also to make the bag even more attractive. Did you know that there is a little flower charm embellished on the lock?
It also come with a charming leather rose charm, which is attached next to the lock. It gives an instant luxurious feel.
This bag comes with a detachable and adjustable shoulder strap, it’s made from calf leather and the flower charm can be removed if you do not like it. Measuring 5.5’ x 7.5’ x 3’ (H x W x D), priced at $3495 USD or €1950 euro via MyTheresa.