first digital Alta Sartoria men
As borders begin to tentatively open, Dolce Gabbana’s men’s couture Alta Sartoria showcased the most convincing argument for the spellbinding Dolce Vita romance of the Italian coast. Experience has always been the duo’s particular USP in unveiling hermes double tour replica
their couture shows set in fantastical venues with a whole theatrical cavalcade of stages and props but this time the digital presentation allowed the craft of those exquisite Made In Italy clothes to speak for itself.
“We are trying to play an active role in preserving our craftsmanship and the supply chain”, said the designers, from Milan. “We have to celebrate, protect and promote that. In this collection we celebrate the beauty of our land and its marvellous and iconic cities”.
That’s holiday the Dolce Gabbana couture way of course; linen tunic tops and breezy trousers, but studded with gold embroidery, racy Como playboys in printed palazzo trousers and polo shirts, crocodile jackets slung over their shoulder, and grand contes in sweeping silk kaftans studded with decoration.
After months of grim reality, the imagery of exoticl beasts picked out in beadwork, prancing across a kaftan, three dimensional flora blooming across the breastplate of an evening jacket and prints of glossy Riva boats zipping across Lago di Como were pure escapist fantasy.
These are clothes to be seen in, so it sent an optimistic message that one day the cocktail parties and society soirees that these pieces are destined for will be in full swing once more.
It’s a show of force that Dolce Gabbana continue to create elevated clothes for men, at a time when we’ve never been more dressed down in terms of our wardrobes, although the Dolce Gabbana Alta Sartoria customer’s approach to ‘dress down’ is somewhat different to the rest of us a casual day might involve a silk jacquard smoking jacket and bejewelled slippers.