MILAN--For its swan song show, D&G explored one simple theme: scarves. On shoes and hats, as belts or bras. Giant scarves became entire dresses, tiny little ones kept sandals strapped onto feet. In what could have been a wink at Hermès’ recent carré-loving project, D&G’s show yesterday explored the silk square’s thousandfold uses--all in their trademark multicolored patterns.
The collection consisted of head-to-toe silk looks: dresses mid-way between cocktail and beach wear (should our summer consist of combining the two? Sounds good to us!), tapered trousers with an artfully mismatched button-up shirt, or a belted romper paired with a tapestry-like jacket.
Shamelessly fabulous, D&G seemed to suggest a life far from urban stress, one synonymous with bare stiletto-ed legs and chunky earrings. Its flamenco references, with floor length, airy cotton dresses worn off the shoulders, further pushed the Mediterranean touch.
True to its denim tradition, dark denim hotpants made an appearance from underneath an ample shirt, or at patch-worked onto a shirt along with "scarf" squares.
Love it or hate it, D&G remains one the most potent symbols of Milanese fashion; the brand will be missed on the runway. After all, neo-Goths, skater punks and nu-rave kids might come and go, but Italian women are here to stay.
**All photos via Imaxtree