The Italian luxury industry fashion house, Dolce&Gabbana, unearthed Greco-Roman history this season leaving people speechless with the presentation of their spring/summer collection 2014. Many people cried “Oh, no!” while watching Dolce&Gabbana’s new collection and especially the accessories that bear striking ancient Greek elements. The ancient Greek Ionic columns were introduced, dominating even the heels that strutted the runway.
This was a great aesthetic transition for the Italian luxury industry fashion house in the winter collection of which we enjoyed a strong Byzantine influence. Lithographs of sepia-hued, postcard-pretty crumbling columns, Greek temples and theaters printed over silk dresses. However, this time, the accessories may be shouting “I love Greece” while their aesthetic shout “I adore the kitsch.”
Gabbana described this new spring/summer collection as “an unconscious dream,” in the sense that the clothes depict a mixture of the real and the irrational which can only be found in dreams. “It’s a dream of Sicily,” said Stefano Gabbana. “Like taking a holiday to Syracuse or Taormina, attending Greek theater and then come home and dreaming about it.”