Dolce & Gabbana’s Beautiful Sin: Drawing inspiration from the unusual coupling of Byzantine art and the films of Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, Dolce & Gabbana’s A/W 2013-14 collection was dynamic and sinfully pleasurable. Alina Kulesh delves into a collection that was at once, wicked and genius.
Fashion show after fashion show after fashion show can get really monotonous – you see a lot of “recycling” from season to season, designer to designer. But there’s always that one collection that makes you remember what high-fashion ought to look like; this season, for me, it was Dolce & Gabbana’s A/W 2013-14 collection. Sophisticated opulence at its best! Crimson lips, jeweled crowns, velvet shoes, chunky rosary earrings and necklaces, and religious mosaics, Dolce & Gabbana were definitely influenced by the extravagance of Byzantine Art.
But where would Dolce & Gabbana be without Fellini! Their admiration was clearly illustrated in this collection as well. An odd pairing–“Byzantine art and Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini, founder of ‘paparazzi’, doodler of ‘butts and tits’, and masterful fuser of fantasy and baroque imagery.” It was exactly this juxtaposition that made the collection so memorable.
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