Wednesday, 16 April 2008
D&G fall into the same basket as Armani exchange and Just Cavalli. They are brands I associate with people who think D&G and Dolce & Gabbana is the same thing, Premier League soccer players and those who what ever as long it has a famous Italian brand on it. What’s the common denominator here? Tacky clothes! D&G tend to offer designs of an over expressive nature similar to what one can find in a mainstream store selling “Italian couture”.
Everything with a D&G label isn’t trash though. AW06/07 was a well composed collection featuring many wearable pieces. Although AW08/09 isn’t on the same level it does offer outfits attractive enough to evoke affection. The majority of outfits are what you can expect from a typical D&G collection but there are a quite a few goodies in there.
With an array of ground colours D&G is in line with many of the other designer who want to paint us humans in forest camouflage colours this fall. The visual experience is very natural and harmonic. Favored materials are wool, velvet and even more wool. All in all, the type of materials which will keep you warm during a slightly frosty autumn afternoons. Inspirational layer on layer outfits featuring suit and tie will ensure warmth preventing genitals from crumbling into the size of a British plug during cold and windy nights. Splendid outfits for people who don’t want chilly weather to stop them from dressing formal.
The usual trash.
Colourful tartan patterns.
Oversized fur hats.
Blazers with beautiful cuts.
Grade: 5.2/10 For the first time a D&G collection is more interesting than a Dolce & Gabbana collection from the same season. Although the overall outfits are rather appalling, the attractive ones weigh slight more.