Wednesday, June 25, 2008

D&G - spring 2009

After last season's Highland fling, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce returned to sea level with a spring D&G collection inspired by the French Riviera. They didn't have any old beach bum in mind, though, rather a twenty-first-century version of Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief. The Grant élan could be felt in the tailoring—shawl-collared or peak-lapel suits in various combinations of navy and white—and in the polka dot neckerchiefs that were tied loosely under the jackets. The twenty-first-century part came in via the sheen of the fabrics—silk twill, silk cotton, silk jersey, silk everything, basically. The D&G version of an espadrille, meanwhile, had a rope sole but jettisoned canvas for patent crocodile. The best looks here—say, a shawl-collar jacket worn over a shirt in a contrasting stripe and pajama-style pants with a drawstring waist—had the ease and freshness that distinguished the Dolce & Gabbana show a few days earlier.

The designers' pursuit of the navy-and-white motif turned as relentless as the Timbaland remix of Madonna's "4 Minutes" that played on the soundtrack. When they did change things up, it was with the too-literal nautical flag prints that introduced a splash of red. These read as much Nantucket as Nice, though the model in the navy Speedo and deep-V polo soon reminded the audience that, for all his newfound sophistication, the D&G man has no intention of joining Daddy's yacht club. If this collection wasn't as jam-packed with hits as Fall's, it still bobbed along with likeable energy from beginning to end.

by dirk standen

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1 comment:

pipecruz said...

smashig comment fella, theres something i like about D&G fashion shows, they are amzing it seams that this guys (dolce & gabbana) puts all in this, they are really authentic guys.

also i think they have a magnific taste on the music used on the runway, cause it reflex in an amazing way the sens of the collection by using some artist like Maddona, Just Jack. N.E.R.D

actually i would like to ask u if do u know the name of the songs used in the Spring Summer 2009 Menswear Show?

if u could help me on this i would be really thankfull

is the song of this video

see you soon fella

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