Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by the Tropico Italiano. The Italian Tropic does not formally exist but it is an imaginary line that marks the territory which stretches from Naples to include Sicily.
The show opened with a group of Neapolitan dancers who adapted Tarantella sounds to breakdance moves. Dressed in their own outfits. The soundtrack was a remix of the classic Tarantella music – a typical street folkloristic music.
The collection features all the symbols that are part of our daily life but that also belong to the Tropico Italiano: food, religion, colors, flowers, family, ice creams, pizza, etc.Words that are often linked to the common imaginary of Italy but that are not that obvious after all. It might be familiar images to Italian citizens but are part of an experience for foreigners who travel to Italy and dream of it.
Embroidered ‘hotel’ slippers, folkloristic crowns, LED shoes, pizza heels, drum bags, pyjamas with ice cream prints. The irony is all over the collection.Classic pieces have been reinvented: lace tailleurs jacket are placed on top of D&G logo t-shirts and sneakers.
Fake t-shirts which you see on Saturday market stall are reprinted with the writing ‘DG la vera copia’ (the true copy) and embroidered. Just like a girl would find a vintage piece in the store and ask the grandmother to elaborate it to make it modern and relevant to her.
The idea behind the collection was to narrate the true essence of the Designers and of the brand. To have a more personal approach to fashion where style is what matters because fashion itself is momentary but style remains.