Versace, Missoni, Marni, Karl Lagerfeld…There’s hardly a designer label left that hasn’t collaborated with a fast fashion retailer. But that doesn’t mean you should expect a similar collaboration from Dolce & Gabbana.
In an interview with WWD, co-designer Domenico Dolce told the paper, “Recently, it’s all ‘trusciume’ [in Sicilian, cheap, trashy] — there’s no quality, these fast-fashion companies churning out looks. People thought it was cool, but it’s cheap. You can’t expect quality at 20 euros [$27]. It’s like good codfish at 5 euros [$6.70] — how can it be?”
Well then. Guess we’ll have to give up hope of ever affording the label’s bombshell-worthy designs.
On another note, the designers are none too pleased with fashion journalists either. “Sometimes I wonder, these famous pens [fashion critics], we think sometimes they really don’t understand anything,” Stefano Gabbana told the paper. “We can judge if the clothes are not stitched together well, but do they understand when the clothes are well made?”
And don’t even get them started on that alleged tax evasion the two were accused of just one month ago. “Our conscience is clear. The decision is in God’s hands,” Gabbana said. “We pretend it doesn’t exist. It’s not in our thoughts on a daily basis. After two hours it was all gone. Luckily I am not resentful.”
“We never did this for money…please write it down,” Dolce added. “But don’t touch our job or our clothes.”