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Dolce & GabbanaFall Winter 2014 Milan

Runway Review
2/23/2014 ©fashionwirepress.com

Fashion's roots in fantasy and fairytale are well established.
And Dolce & Gabbana took the theme quite literally for their FW14 collection, presented today at Milan Fashion Week. Medieval shifts, ethereal sheer dresses and hooded capes are just some of the looks that made their way down the catwalk. Most were adorned with fairytale flora and fauna prints or applique.

The dim, otherworldly set featured giant trees, a throne and lampshade all hit with as eerie purple Alice In Wonderland lighting. Accessories were bejewelled, ornate and colourful yet strong and luxurious, which only added to the high-fashion storybook aesthetic. Bags were small and box-shaped in perspex, marble, velvet, satin and leather. Standout styles include a miniature cross-body bag with gem frog, and a small box bag resembling a locked, ornate marble chest.

Almost all shoes were pointed, featuring large gems and jewels. Highlights include encrusted T-bar flats, knee-high boots embellished with pearls - not for soggy country walks - and multicoloured beaded Mary Janes.
Structured capes were the overruling overcoat style. Most featured fur or bejewelled hoods and matching fingerless gloves. A luxurious blood red and chocolate fur coat with giant hood and pockets stole the show.
The beauty look was natural and simple, with plenty of centre partings and hair loosely tied up at the nape of the neck or hidden beneath a hood.

A range of off white, tomato red and purple chiffon empire line maxi dresses made their way down the runway, featuring split sleeves, plenty of fabric and topped off with a fur hood. Recurring prints include keys in gold and silver and roses.

The show certainly cemented that jacquard and brocade will be back for next winter with plenty of boxy jackets, shifts and capes in the fabrics.
Models ended the show with a group walk. Clad in silver mini-dresses, playsuits, studded shoes, gloves and even Mail Coifs, they took to the runway together resembling a Medieval fashion army.
In attendance were D&G models David Gandy and Monica Belluci, Eva Herzigova and Anna Dello Russo. Most opted for chic black or navy.

There was Snow White's poisonous apple and the tree from which it came, along with oh-so-cute foxes and owls embroidered onto dresses and coats. Slightly more Disney-ish animals than those we saw at Valentino couture, but it looks like our furry friends are now a trend in their own right.

Little Red Riding hood was not so little – she strutted down the catwalk in a billowing robe once, and earlier in an A line red fur coat with enormous hood. Head pieces depicted knights in shining armour, whilst the multiple looks with that bold key print gave us princess-locked-in-castle chic.

'One thing was clear though, this collection still had the commercial value that the front row buyers were after. Coats with wide, three-quarter sleeves, fitted cocktail dresses and bundles of that exquisite embroidery we love from these Italian masters will be seen on D&G fans come autumn.
'The show ended with a crystal-embellished army of fairy-tale girls, equally ready for battle as they are a red carpet. Another triumph of a season for Dolce & Gabbana!'

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2/23/2014 ©fashionwirepress.com

Fashion's roots in fantasy and fairytale are well established.
And Dolce & Gabbana took the theme quite literally for their FW14 collection, presented today at Milan Fashion Week. Medieval shifts, ethereal sheer dresses and hooded capes are just some of the looks that made their way down the catwalk. Most were adorned with fairytale flora and fauna prints or applique.

The dim, otherworldly set featured giant trees, a throne and lampshade all hit with as eerie purple Alice In Wonderland lighting. Accessories were bejewelled, ornate and colourful yet strong and luxurious, which only added to the high-fashion storybook aesthetic. Bags were small and box-shaped in perspex, marble, velvet, satin and leather. Standout styles include a miniature cross-body bag with gem frog, and a small box bag resembling a locked, ornate marble chest.

Almost all shoes were pointed, featuring large gems and jewels. Highlights include encrusted T-bar flats, knee-high boots embellished with pearls - not for soggy country walks - and multicoloured beaded Mary Janes.
Structured capes were the overruling overcoat style. Most featured fur or bejewelled hoods and matching fingerless gloves. A luxurious blood red and chocolate fur coat with giant hood and pockets stole the show.
The beauty look was natural and simple, with plenty of centre partings and hair loosely tied up at the nape of the neck or hidden beneath a hood.

A range of off white, tomato red and purple chiffon empire line maxi dresses made their way down the runway, featuring split sleeves, plenty of fabric and topped off with a fur hood. Recurring prints include keys in gold and silver and roses.

The show certainly cemented that jacquard and brocade will be back for next winter with plenty of boxy jackets, shifts and capes in the fabrics.
Models ended the show with a group walk. Clad in silver mini-dresses, playsuits, studded shoes, gloves and even Mail Coifs, they took to the runway together resembling a Medieval fashion army.
In attendance were D&G models David Gandy and Monica Belluci, Eva Herzigova and Anna Dello Russo. Most opted for chic black or navy.

There was Snow White's poisonous apple and the tree from which it came, along with oh-so-cute foxes and owls embroidered onto dresses and coats. Slightly more Disney-ish animals than those we saw at Valentino couture, but it looks like our furry friends are now a trend in their own right.

Little Red Riding hood was not so little – she strutted down the catwalk in a billowing robe once, and earlier in an A line red fur coat with enormous hood. Head pieces depicted knights in shining armour, whilst the multiple looks with that bold key print gave us princess-locked-in-castle chic.

'One thing was clear though, this collection still had the commercial value that the front row buyers were after. Coats with wide, three-quarter sleeves, fitted cocktail dresses and bundles of that exquisite embroidery we love from these Italian masters will be seen on D&G fans come autumn.
'The show ended with a crystal-embellished army of fairy-tale girls, equally ready for battle as they are a red carpet. Another triumph of a season for Dolce & Gabbana!'


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