Dolce Gabbana Sicilian Patchwork Spring-Summer 2021,Women’s Fashion Show Milan Fashion Week
Sicily, the island that has always been the source of inspiration for Dolce&Gabbana, is told through the contrasts that render it unique.
The new Women’s Collection tells of a story of a union, of pieces created by artisans’ hands, with different colours, forms and fabrics joined together in a combination of patchworks: a celebration of Fatto a Mano. The short clip revealed that the Metropol, D&G’s longtime show venue, had been transformed with bright collages of print—runway, walls, benches, and all. A hashtag #DGSicilianPatchwork further spelled out the season’s theme, which the designers elaborated on in a video message. “Given our long experience being inspired by Sicily, we wanted to tell of all that you can find on an island like this, the different cultures that dominated, from the Spanish to the Arabs, the Normans,” said Dolce, who was born and raised there. “We’ve treasured everything that they have brought to us” Gabbana added. “And we put it all together.”The 90-some looks that walked the Metropol runway were less of a lesson in Sicily’s patchwork past than they were a primer in Dolce & Gabbana’s own history, of course.