Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

I often talk about dreamy fashion whenever I rant about a designer collection. As Christmas is here, I thought it would be a perfect time for some more dreaming, this time in terms of Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2013 collection (and yes, it’s a festive one)! Before starting, do note that this collection is somewhat a celebration of the Catholic Church from Dolce & Gabbana. The Fashion Folks is and remains neutral in terms of religion and this collection is discussed upon the aesthetic value and that value only. See the full collection here.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

D&G FW13 is a typical collection from the Italian designer duo in terms of the aesthetic. It’s a lot of embellishment, luxurious colors and the modern Italian woman is in center. The silhouette goes from defined to A-line. There’s a touch of the 1960s in the collection (especially the clothes in plaid), this part has a Mad Men vibe to it. The collection stretches from black, grey, gold and red. The red is cardinal red, which is a deep hue that is enhanced by the matching with gold. As for the gold, the golden clothes consist of a mosaic pattern, showing different icons of the Catholic Church.

The collection has a rather dramatic tone with the all black looks paired with gold and dark lipstick. Furthermore, the embellishment of the collection is worthy of Dolce & Gabbana with crowns, earrings and heavy necklaces. There is a pair of wedges that looks like a bird cage, if that doesn’t says it all I don’t know what will, lol!

Thoughts on the collection

The collection is coherent regarding looks and theme. It has a clear story-telling perspective (if one wants to take it symbolical, one can interpret the collection as a demonstration of women in different stages of life, all with a religious connection). The collection’s strongest part lies within the wearable red and black dresses, which all would be the center of attention of  the festive parties this season. It’s a simple and uncomplicated geniusness in black and lace as well as in red and gold.  The dresses of mosaic and icons are innovative and a nice contrast to D&G’s regular design (even though you can easily identify these pieces with their design aesthetic too), but pulling of religious motifs might not be something for the everyday fashionista.

Now if you excuse me, I have some real life dress hunting to do on red dresses that are similar to D&G’s, but dresses that wouldn’t put me in debt for the rest of my life (almost). Folks, have a lovely weekend and remember that next week is Christmas week  here at The Fashion Folks! Xx

66 thoughts on “Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

  1. I will forever remember this collection; it’s both feminine and entirely dramatic. I really enjoyed how religion was brought into collection – although it was a bold choice, it’s not done in a way that could be deemed offensive! 100% in love, thanks so much for the gorgeous throwback!! 🙂

  2. This collection actually looks quite lovely! I am not personally offended by the religious inspirations, it’s the clothes themselves that matter to me. And they do look quite nice! A lot of these high fashion collections are sometimes a little silly and in no way wearable, but these dresses are actually a lot more approachable then usual. I do really like the red they’ve used, it’s so intense and gorgeous! And those bird cage wedges…. Obviously not something I’d wear to work, haha, but they are kinda amazing, actually! 😛 <3 Thanks for sharing, my babe. xoxo


    1. Same here, I’m here for the clothes and the style of the collection but it’s always picky to talk about a collection that has a strong religious connection , especially when one doesn’t have a connection themselves! And the dresses are wearable indeed, that’s why I adore it so much. Hahah the shoes are everything, just love how artsy they are! Xx

  3. I loved that post! very informetive and well written:))
    I loved that collection, it is extrimly “together” about the story and ideas.

    I would love to see the dress you are hunting.

  4. This will forever be one of my favorite D&G Collections. I’m Catholic myself, and feel as if the designers did a wonderful job at paying tribute to Catholic icons. And, of course, they’re absolutely killing it with the red – lovelove!


  5. Dolce and Gabana have some gorgeous pieces perfect for Christmas and Royalty
    Winnie xxx
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  6. Yes! I’m always a sucker for Dolce & Gabbana. I adored this collection, and it does feel pretty seasonally appropriate. Those birdcage wedges are iconic. Good luck on your dress hunt, and I hope you have a great weekend lovely!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  7. Dolce & Gabbana is one of my all time favorite brands because I love their artsy approach, yet I feel most of the collections are practical to wear in real life. I had no idea this collection was a tribute to the Catholic Church, I learnt something new! I agree with your analysis and think the color combination and aesthetic would 100% be ideal for the festive season! Thanks so much for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead!



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