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