It was back to Mediterranean Sicily on Dolce & Gabbana's Spring/Summer 2014 voyage this afternoon for a collection that was more of an evolution than revolution for the designer duo. A crossroads between the ancient and modern, mythical and practical, inspiration originated from 4 lithographs picked up as souvenirs while on their annual pilgrimage South.
This translated as architectural vignettes of Greek temples and theatres complete with scrolled Ionic columns printed onto dresses and coats, romantic cherry blossoms exquisitely appliquéd, sprouting spontaneously from sleeves and over shoulders and heavy, gilt coins from a forgotten age providing the line with its central motif.
That shrapnel was super sized to create weightlifter worthy belts, threaded through the model's angelic, or should that be mythical, hairdos and even provided an update on a classic chain-mail mini. Last season's heavily bejewelled dresses from were back in all their resplendent glory, beautiful enough to pop atop your Christmas tree. PVC dresses and skirts in unusual hues from lime to racing green and claret were embroidered with delicate blooms, bringing a sense of the contemporary to proceedings. In inimitable Dolce and Gabbana fashion, fantasy with a heavy dollop of cinematography - Fellini's 'Satyricon' was referenced- brought us the magical quality that's kept everyone wanting to holiday with Milan's favourite twosome.
Watch the full show below...