Photog Danko Steiner and wife, stylist Ana Steiner, create an "Olympic Garden Cabaret" for
MILAN--The runway at D&G, Dolce and Gabbana's younger and more affordable line, was lined with actual flowers--daffodils and roses to name a few--because Dolce and Gabbana's girls are going to a garden party for Spring/Summer 2011. But they're not just going to sip cocktails and look pretty in the garden, they're going to get down and dirty and do some gardening, too. Models were styled with kerchiefs and wore floral print bloomers with cropped smock tops, rompers (they're still around), and dresses with apron pockets, paired with wedged wellies. Then they'll break for a picnic, and disappear right into that red-checked blanket, wearing red gingham dresses, jumpers and separates. But don't worry, the D&G girls clean up well, of course, and for the actual, cocktail-sipping garden party, they'll don flowy floral floor-length dresses with ruffled skirts. In fact, D&G's liner notes state that the show "ends with a party al fresco where it is imperative to show up in long floral chiffon gowns." So there. Take a look.
Designers took the phrase "spring collection" literally this season, and headed for the garden. From D&G’s flower-lined runway, to Mulberry’s “secret garden” show, designers went beyond floral prints this season to incorporate every element of the garden party, and with good reason.
We love that RUSSH focuses on the art world for its September issue; it's a nice change from the repetitive market pages covering what we already know exists. But of course, fashion plays an integral role. We like this spread of models--it's called "The Kids Are Alright," and was photographed by Benny Horne and styled by our girl Stevie Dance. Enjoy!