In a collection of all black and white, Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 24 presentation, “WOMAN,” is a captivating homage to femininity’s multifaceted allure. Drawing deeply from their well-established Sicilian influence, the designers effortlessly traverse decades from Deneuve’s 1960s iconic styled shifts to the predominant lingerie styles of now. Their Instagram teaser before the show displayed the intricate details of the ateliers working on finessing the sheer chiffon, crafting them into flowing polkadot printed dresses that could easily have stepped straight out of Dolce Vite. Every detail was perfection, from the corsetry boning to the lightness of the frills, and as we know, Dolce and Gabbana are renowned for a masterclass in tailoring. The intricate play between sheer chiffon and corsetry symbolizes a delicate dance between vulnerability and empowerment. Seduction is manifested not just through the overt showcase of skin or the embrace of lingerie as outerwear. Instead, it’s equally evoked through the hints of sheer and glossy trenches that transport one back to a time when fashion was as much about what was left to the imagination as it was about revelation.
THE BUZZWORDS Seduction, Timeless, Empowerment, Sensual
Look # 74 The outfit that encapsulates the essence of Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 24 collection is a striking monochromatic tailored trouser suit. An embodiment of meticulous Italian craftsmanship, it marries contrasts seamlessly: the jacket, confidently twisted, morphs into an avant-garde one-sleeve silhouette, showcasing the brand’s knack for audacious reinvention.
THE ON-BRAND FACTOR
THE BRAND EVOLUTION
Timeless Charm – 60s and 50s references Craftsmanship – Detailed perfection Sensual & Feminine Allure – what’s left to the imagination
Dolce & Gabbana, staying true to their roots, showcased a blend of their iconic tailoring with the playfulness of feminine light ruffles and sheer chiffons and organza. The rigor of precision tailoring meets the delicacy of diaphanous fabric. It was a masterclass in Italian craftsmanship; the juxtaposition between the hard and the soft, tailoring off-kilter and softened with sheer insets was evident in the playfulness of their designs: the twist of a jacket to create a one-sleeve look, the cropped tuxedo to flaunt satin knickers, and the pantsless style that resonates with the current fashion zeitgeist. While they pay homage to their signature corsetry and tailoring, they are not afraid to push boundaries and challenge conventions. Dolce & Gabbana have long been stewards of blending classical Italian tailoring with innovative design elements. Still, today, they presented a collection that was meticulously crafted in an entirely modern context.
Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 24 presentation is a testament to their unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and design. The Instagram teaser showcasing the sheer dedication of the ateliers reminded one of the brand’s legacy and their mastery in tailoring. The pieces, whether flowing chiffon dresses or intricately detailed corsetry, celebrate timeless silhouettes and the art of seduction. The collection exemplifies Dolce & Gabbana’s ability to remain relevant while staying true to their roots, embodying timeless seduction and impeccable craftsmanship. It’s a reaffirmation of their place in the pantheon of iconic fashion brands, showing that there’s a space for brands that prioritize artistry, heritage, and craftsmanship. Naomi Campbell closed the show; it was a fitting touch and served as a testament to the enduring nature of the Dolce & Gabbana brand.