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10 Trends for Spring/Summer 2016

With winter winding down and spring making its way to us, it is time to think about switching out the winter wear for lighter looks. We revisit 10 of the biggest trends from the ready-to-wear collections on the runways to make things a little easier as you do a wardrobe cleanse for the new season. If you are in a more tropical region, Spring/Summer 2016 looks might work the whole year through and you might have already started.

Leather

One material from winter that will live on into spring is leather. From skirts to dresses, jackets and even tops, leather will be cropping up in an array of colors. Brands such as Burberry Prorsum, Each & Other and Vionnet sported biker jackets while Trussardi showcased a yellow leather dress. Keeping up the trend of colorful leather, was Barbara Bui who rocked leather trousers in both black and pink.

Burberry Prorsum

Burberry Prorsum

Sheer Sensuality

Subtle sheer fabrics were another major trend to be seen for spring/summer 2016. Soft and sensual fabrics dominated at Givenchy where only certain parts of the body were shown. Similarly, Nina Ricci, Missioni and Akris sent models down the ramp essentially topless save for dark and sheer veils.

Missoni

Missoni

Color Kaleidoscope

There is no single stand-out color trend for this season. Brands brought a wide range of shades to the SS16 catwalks, from vivid hues (candy pink at Emporio Armani and almost fluorescent colors at Polo Ralph Lauren) to pastel shades, which were popular with almost all labels. Autumnal tones were spotted too, with camel and gray at Daks, as well as black and white combos at DKNY, Costume National, Margiela, Carven and Balenciaga. However, one noticeably popular color for the season is silver, with Iceberg, Jeremy Scott, Loewe and Iris Van Herpen showing this metallic shade in matte or iridescent versions.

Loewe

Loewe

Spring Stripes

While some labels rocked sailor chic – an ideal look for spring/summer – most opted for multi-colored stripes in sometimes psychedelic combinations. Whether vertical or horizontal, wide or super-fine, stripes of all kinds were seen on summer dresses, skirts, tops and pants in catwalk collections from the likes of Missoni, Salvatore Ferragamo and Dolce & Gabbana. Max Mara splashed stripes in yellow and white, Rochas went for oversized bands and Issey Miyake turned lines into waves.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Pop Prints, Quirky Patterns

Designers brought cartoons, drawings, pop prints and quirky slogans to the most feminine of ensembles this season. Jeremy Scott stamped garments with huge cartoon faces, while Lanvin rocked handbag and stiletto motifs and Giamba (Giambattista Valli) used a cheeky lipstick print. This trend offers a contrasting alternative with the season’s sensual and chic ensembles.

Lanvin

Lanvin

Boho-Chic

Womenswear also gets a stylish yet romantic, carefree and bohemian vibe this season, with jumpsuits, skirts and dresses with long, floaty cuts, in light shades or powdery pastels. This look was seen at Chloé, Paul & Joe and Giambattista Valli but in a fairly minor way. Tommy Hilfiger takes things further, matching boho looks with beanie hats, trainers and sunglasses with colored lenses.

Chloé

Chloé

Festival of Fringing

Last year’s fringing will be back in a big way for spring/summer 2016, with summer festivals offering strong inspiration for clothing and accessories. Key pieces will be finished in leather and, in particular, suede. MSGM, Roberto Cavalli, Carven, Balmain and Barbara Bui all brought fringes to various items in their womenswear collections. Balenciaga stood out from the crowd with fringed handbags.

Balenciaga

Balenciaga

Pajama Party

Last season’s pajama trend is even hotter for SS16. Dolce & Gabbana showed off pajama suits with characteristically big flower prints. Blumarine also used flowers as a more discreet addition to its oversized pajamas. Paco Rabanne opted for a lingerie-inspired look, rocking underwear as outerwear with a sportswear feel.

Blumarine

Blumarine

Military Detail

Although less present on the spring/summer runways than for autumn/winter 2015, military detail will continue as a trend for spring. As well as details such as chains and double-breasted cuts, the military look brings khaki shades to this season’s collections, with army greens seen at Rochas, Guy Laroche and Chalayan. Note, however, that camouflage is nowhere to be seen this season.

Chalayan

Chalayan

Short Styles

While skirts keep legs at least partially covered this season, shorts are sure to show them off. Several versions are in line for SS16, with loose-cut shorts and mini shorts at Giorgio Armani or frayed cut-offs at Alexander Wang. Paul & Joe kept things casual with laid-back denim shorts.

Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang

Best Dressed at the Golden Globes 2016

Hollywood’s top stars were armored in glamour January 10 as they dazzled the Golden Globes red carpet with lots of attitude. Guess who rocked the necklace shown above? Anyway, we saw plenty to admire in terms of strapless wonders (Emmy Rossum in Armani with a Van Cleef & Arpels necklace, who has already won the Internet), amazing jewelry (Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez and Julianne Moore are in a three-way tie for the win), unbeatable accessories that cannot be bought (mostly abs courtesy of Brie Larson and Kate Hudson, and Moore’s escort, Tom Ford) and properly impressive gowns (Lady Gaga, Jenna Dewan Tatum and Rooney Mara).

Here are our selections, with images via the AFP and Chopard (we are still waiting for a suitable image of Rossum), of the best-in-show for 2016. We shall see if any of these looks will make into the “Best-Of” lists for 2016…

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Kate Bosworth shone at this 73rd ceremony in a pink-and-silver sequinned number from Dolce & Gabbana.

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Emilia Clarke – The Game of Thrones actress channeled her fictional alter-ego with this vampy black floor-length gown and sheer-cape combo from Valentino.

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Lady Gaga – The American singer channeled retro chic on the red carpet at this year’s Golden Globes, with a long gown by Atelier Versace falling perfectly across her shoulders.

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Kate Hudson – Here is where a fitness regime really pays off. Hudson showed off her washboard abs in a glitzy nude ensemble by Michael Kors Collection. Aside from her abs, which is really what this look is about, the choker brings the whole thing together and is also from Michael Kors.

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Jennifer Lawrence – The scintillating Chopard necklace amplifies the J-Law’s Joy. At this year’s ceremony, she shone in a magnificent, red Christian Dior Couture gown with perfectly placed cutaways.

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Jennifer Lopez – The diva Latina wowed the red carpet in a flowing canary-yellow gown by Giambattista Valli Haute Couture. Apparently, that lovely necklace is by none other than Harry Winston. Oh yes and we love how the guy in the background seems so concerned about J-Lo’s train…

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Rooney Mara – The American actress took to the red carpet in a beaded, floor-length number from Alexander McQueen, in a nude hue almost matching her skin tone.

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Julianne Moore – With nothing to envy of her up-and-coming counterparts, Moore sparkled on the red carpet in this midnight-blue sequin-covered number by Tom Ford, with jewelry by Chopard. She was also accompanied by Ford himself, which gives her possibly the best arm candy at the show.

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Jada Pinkett Smith – With subtly revealed shoulders and a thigh-high split showing matching heels, Will Smith’s other half looked stunning in an emerald-green number by Atelier Versace.

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Jenna Dewan Tatum – Channing Tatum’s actress wife stunned the crowds at the 73rd Golden Globes in a Zuhair Murad Couture midnight-blue ball gown with delicate silver detail.

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Alicia Vikander – The Swedish actress looked ethereal in this delicate white dress from Louis Vuitton, proving that ruffles can be worn properly after all.

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Kate Winslet – The British actress, winner of “Best Supporting Actress” for her role in Steve Jobs, kept things simple but stylish in a long Ralph Lauren Collection gown with a subtle split.

Dolce & Gabbana Headline Muslim Fashion Makeover

We first noticed this development on our social media feeds and we think it deserves consideration, especially in Asia. Dolce & Gabbana, never a fashion house to shy away from bold statements, claimed the first fashion headline story of the year this week with its launch of a collection of hijabs and abayas. It will surely spark question about inclusiveness in fashion as well as perhaps cultural appropriation.

The ‘Abaya Collection’, aimed at clients in the Middle East, features the Italian house’s signature loud prints, centered around daisies and polka dots that contrast starkly against a black background. Lace-trimmed hemlines, cut-out overlays and a dash of jeweled embellishment ensure that the lightweight pieces radiate glamour while remaining conservative in structure.

Stefano Gabbana unveiled the collection on Instagram, where it can be seen styled with the house’s blinged-up accessories to consolidate its fashion gravitas.

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The news signals a change of direction for Dolce & Gabbana, which is known for its loud, lusty and occasionally exhibitionist approach to fashion but the house is not the only one to have woken up to the needs of the booming Muslim market recently.

In 2014, DKNY unveiled a surprise capsule collection in the Middle East, timed to coincide with the pre-Ramadan spending spree, featuring conservative trousers, separates and dresses. Fellow US label Tommy Hilfiger followed suit in June 2015 with a limited-edition selection of cute party dresses for girls and full-length, long-sleeved dresses and flowing maxi skirts for women in soft shades of white, black and teal. Not to be outdone, luxury site Net-a-Porter.com also got on board with its own ‘Ramadan Edit’ in a direct attempt to target Muslim shoppers.

Dolce & Gabbana’s collection is less cynical in its timing, and the news is being heralded as the label’s smartest business move for some time. As Muslim fashion figures are gaining influence by becoming increasingly integrated into the industry – last July Uniqlo teamed up with teen blogger Hana Tajima on an Islam-appropriate fashion line and in September H&M released its first-ever ad featuring hijab-wearing Muslim model Mariah Idrissi – it is clear that the worlds of Western and Middle Eastern style are beginning to find middle ground. Dolce & Gabbana’s move will surely catalyze the movement. So could 2016 be the year that fashion finally begins to cater for all?

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Sophia Loren stars in Dolce & Gabbana lipstick campaign

Sophia Loren

Beauty icon Sophia Loren has her very own lip color thanks to a recent tribute from  called, Sophia Loren N°1.

The Italian actress stars in the accompanying ad campaign where she poses in a lace dress and Dolce & Gabbana jewelry. The Sophia Loren N°1 is a bright cherry red lipstick which was created with Loren’s help.

The designers paid tribute to their inspiration in a statement, declaring “Sophia Loren N°1 is our way of saying ‘Thank you, Sophia!’. Thank you for her beauty, thank you for being a world favorite, thank you for being an icon of the big screen and of Italian beauty. ‘”

The shade launches today at selected retailers for $37.

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Dolce & Gabbana launches new fall makeup collection

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 has launched #dglovesfall, its fall makeup collection, inspired by the AW15 catwalk.

The beauty series is based around duos of pinks and reds, joined by warm, enveloping shades of brown and natural golden hues.

It also features splashes of brighter and more vivid colors such as purple, yellow and blue, inspired by the children’s drawings that featured on the dresses of the clothing collection.

Eyes are luminous and pearly, with key shades of Perfect Mono Eyeshadow including a new delicate “Antique Rose” and “Zambia Beige,” a warm beige with golden undertones.

Those looking to achieve a smokier effect can do so with the deeper “Leo Brown,” using a stroke of the Khol Pencil in “True Black” and Passioneyes Mascara in “Nero” to underline the look.

Amethyst purples, yellows and greys form the basis of the four shades of the Eyeshadow Quad palette in “Fall Harvest,” for a more vibrant and playful aesthetic.

Lips can be kept simple and pretty with the new Classic Cream Lipstick in “Antique Rose” or the Sheer Shine Gloss in “Praline”. Intense Colour Gloss in “Ruby” has been designed for a bolder look, while “Purple Passion,” a new shade of amethyst purple available in Classic Cream Lipstick and in the Intense Colour Gloss, can be used to really make a statement.

New Nail Lacquer shades include “Antique Rose,” “Red Royal” and the exotic “Jaipur Blue” and pearly “Tahitian Grey” for a touch of elegance.

#dglovesfall will hit stores worldwide in August.

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New Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Fragrances for Summer

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Perfumes

The Italian luxury brand has added new scents to its Light Blue line, drawing inspiration from the earthly and marine treasures of the Aeolian Islands. Two new sunny bottles to discover come July.

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Just like last year, Dolce & Gabbana is taking us on a voyage to the Aeolian Islands this summer with the two new limited editions in its “Blue Light” line: “Sunset in Salina” for women and “Swimming in Lipari” for men.

These two new fragrances are directly inspired by the nature of these two islands located north of Sicily. The first is associated to the land, while the second plunges us into the Mediterranean.

Between floral and aquatic notes

The feminine “Sunset in Salina” has a fresh, floral scent. It opens with fresh vine and violet leaves, and cedes to yellow freesia, jasmine and orange blossom. The base notes are amber, cedar and white musk.

“Swimming in Lipari,” on the other hand, is an invigorating aquatic scent that opens with accords of sea salt enhanced by the freshness of grapefruit. The heart combines mandarin and cool, aromatic rosemary while ambergris, dry woods and musky notes end the composition.

Bianca Balti, mistress of ceremonies

To represent these two scents, Dolce & Gabbana called on two of its main ambassadors: the Italian Bianca Balti, and British model David Gandy. Famous fashion photographer Mario Testino shot the campaign in Capri.

The two perfumes will be available come July starting at €39 (25ml) for “Sunset in Salina” and €38 (40ml) for “Swimming in Lipari.”

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Colin Farrell, face of Dolce & Gabbana campaign [VIDEO]

Colin Farrell Intenso

 has revealed the first visual from the campaign for its new fragrance Intenso, fronted by Irish actor Colin Farrell.

The Italian brand enlisted American photographer Mark Seliger to shoot the campaign in which the Irish actor poses seaside among volcanic rocks.

Explore backstage footage of the print fragrance advertising campaign for Intenso by Dolce&Gabbana featuring Colin Farrell.

Farrell, who is set to succeed Matthew McConaughey as one of the stars of season two of the crime series “True Detective,” also follows in the American actor’s footsteps as a Dolce & Gabbana ambassador.

McConaughey co-starred with Scarlett Johansson in a video directed by Martin Scorcese for the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance The One.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015

Dolce & Gabbana Spring-Summer 2015 campaign

 has revealed its Spring-Summer 2015 campaign, which underscores the Spanish influence behind the new collection.

In September, Dolce & Gabbana set the tone by presenting a collection that draws upon Spanish fashion and culture.

Specifically, the line is inspired by the Spanish influence on Sicilian traditions between the 16th and 18th centuries. Red and black lace abound, along with fringes, ruffles and polka dot prints. There are even ensembles evoking the customary attire of Spanish matadors.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015

To present this new line by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the brand has unveiled a very sensual campaign video in which men and women of all ages move their hips to a sultry flamenco air.

Among the multiple cast members of the campaign, which was shot by Domenico Dolce, is Bianca Balti, one of the brand’s star ambassadors.

Claridge's 2014 Christmas Tree By Dolce & Gabbana

Dolce & Gabbana reveal Christmas tree for Claridge’s

Claridge's 2014 Christmas Tree By Dolce & Gabbana

For the second time in a row Dolce & Gabbana have spread their magic in Claridge’slobby by designing this year’s Claridge’s Christmas tree.

Inspired by their childhood memories, the 8-meter-high tree’s design celebrates the “children of the world,” featuring a magical woodland theme.

The theatrical creation includes a sprinkling of snow and groups of animated deer, rabbits and squirrels gathered at the tree’s base.

STORY: THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE CHRISTMAS TREE

The international focus comes in the form of more then 300 Italian glass baubles, hand painted with international flags to symbolize festive traditions from all over the world. Handmade oversized ribbons representing different countries also adorn the branches.

And the icing on the cake is a royal throne with a crown and a hand-made coat owned by a Norman king, symbolizing the Normans’ conquest of Southern Italy in Sicily in 1061.

Dolce & Gabbana Xmas Tree at Claridges 2014

“Christmas is the happiest time of the year for children and we want to celebrate it with a tree that brings together all the different cultures from around the world,” explain the designers.

“We thought of an enchanted forest where the real meets the unreal, just as it does the night before Christmas.”

Dolce and Gabbana aren’t the only high-profile designers getting into the festive spirit: Crystal house Swarovski’s 550-pound star will be unveiled atop the Rockefeller Center’s tree on December 3!

This is the second year running that the Italian duo has created the hotel’s Christmas tree.

PREVIOUS CHRISTMAS TREES AT CLARIDGE’S:

CLARIDGE’S CHRISTIAN DIOR TREE

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CLARIDGE’S GALLIANO CHRISTMAS TREE IS ALL AT SEA

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Claridge's 2013 Christmas Tree By Dolce & Gabbana

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Dolce & Gabbana launches first cream eyeshadow

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 has introduced an entirely new product: a cream eye color available in single shades. The new Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eyeshadow was created in collaboration with makeup artist Pat McGrath.

The new collection consists of 14 shades, all formulated with oils, silicone and silk elastomers for precise and easy application and up to 12 hours of wear.

And just because this eyeshadow has a cream texture doesn’t mean it can’t be worn with powder products. “It’s perfect by itself although adding a lighter tone from your favourite Eyeshadow Quad or Duo, or applying a pearl shade alongside a matte one will create extra drama,” explains Pat McGrath.

SEE ALSO: DOLCE & GABBANA LAUNCHES FIRST SKINCARE LINE

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To give its new eyeshadow the campaign it deserves, the brand enlisted the help of one of its most loyal spokesmodels: Scarlett Johansson.

Already the face of the Dolce & Gabbana fragrance The One, the actress is now also the star of a new makeup campaign shot by Mert and Marcus.

SEE ALSO: SCARLETT JOHANSSON IN D&G COSMETICS CAMPAIGN

Dolce & Gabbana’s Perfect Mono Intense Cream Eyeshadow will go on sale at select department stores this fall.

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Dolce & Gabbana launches first skincare line

Dolce Gabbana skincare products

This week, Dolce & Gabbana is making its debut in the skincare market with two collections. The result of several years of research, the Italian brand’s new products promise a number of skin-transforming innovations.

For its first foray into skincare, Dolce & Gabbana is pulling out all the stops, promising to give its clients “captivating skin.” According to the brand, this means even skin tone, a firm appearance and a smooth texture.

SEE ALSO: DOLCE & GABBANA RELEASES SUMMER ICE CREAM 

To deliver on its promise, the brand partnered with the experts at P&G Prestige to develop an exclusive new composition: Gold Flavo-Silk Tricomplex.

Based on gold silk sericin extract, the active ingredient complex provides intense hydration while enhancing the skin’s radiance. Other ingredients in the new products include Italian olive oil extracts and vitamin B3.

The new skincare line includes two ranges: Aurealux and Essential.

The Aurealux range consists of five products: a skin-firming cream, an eye gel, a moisturizing mask, a serum to enhance the skin’s radiance and an essence formulated to brighten the complexion.

The Essential range, meanwhile, includes seven products geared more towards cleansing and prepping the skin, all formulated to complement the benefits of the Aurealux products.

The Aurealux (€54.50 to €128.50/around $74 to $175) and Essential (€27 to €64/around $37 to $87) ranges are available at fine department stores.

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Dolce & Gabbana 2014 Fall/Winter Campaign

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2014

Inspired by an enchanted medieval version of the Mediterranean island, Dolce & Gabbana have unveiled their Fall/Winter 2014 campaign, with Claudia Schiffer taking center stage in the images.

Dolce & Gabbana FW 2014 campaign

Dressed in different pieces from the  Fall-Winter 2014 collection, Schiffer shows off the latest bags and accessories, as well as romping around in tableau scenes filled with Norman knights and ladies.

Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2014 campaign

Other big-name models in the shots include Bianca Balti, Kate Bogucharskaia and Nastya Sten while designer Domenico Dolce took on duties behind the camera and snapped the campaign.

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Dolce & Gabbana releases summer ice cream with Magnum

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 has lent its brand name to ice cream maker Magnum to collaborate on a limited edition summer launch.

The Pistachio White Dolce & Gabbana Magnum bar is made with vanilla ice cream, pistachio bits, chocolate chips, and a white chocolate shell.

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Set to launch this month, the bars come in a colorful, decorative box inspired by the images of Sicily, with Zagara orange blossoms, prickly pear plants and bright coral fruits to evoke summer.

The designer ice creams were created to help Magnum fete its 25th anniversary… and it’s not the first time Magnum has tapped a high-end fashion designer to help with a product launch.

Fashion designer Zac Posen's 24-karat gold dress

When it launched its Magnum Gold bar last year, Magnum tapped Zac Posen to create a $1.5 million USD 24-carat dress to help promote the new flavor: vanilla bean ice cream with salted caramel swirl and golden chocolate coating.

Other celebrity collaborations include Karl Lagerfeld, Rachel Bilson and most recently Kylie Minogue.

The brand also released a champagne-flavored ice cream for the anniversary this month that’s enrobed in a silver coating.

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Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014 Ad Campaign

Discover Eva Herzigova’s backstage images stolen while shooting the Dolce&Gabbana Women’s Spring/Summer 2014 Advertising Campaign.

Lensed by designer Domenico Dolce, supermodels Eva Herzigova and Bianca Balti Deeleuw pose for Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 2014 campaign.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

The campaign pays homage to Sicily, embodying the exuberance, gastronomy and local color of the Mediterranean’s largest island and playing with stereotypes for a tongue-in-cheek tone.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

With their slender figures, the 40-year-old blonde and the 29-year-old brunette are hardly playing the part of stereotypical Italian mammas.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Along with models Catherine McNeil and Marine Deleeuw, they are all smiles as they pose nonchalantly in glamorous Dolce & Gabana fashions amidst bakers, shepherds and fishmongers.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

In terms of the clothes, the campaign highlights the collection’s signature polka dots in multiple colors, as well as floral prints and prints with imagery inspired by Greco-Roman temples.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

The models are perched atop tall platform sandals, next summer’s must-have footwear.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

The menswear campaign, meanwhile, features Adam Senn, Tony Ward, Noah Mills and Evandro Soldati looking sharp in perfectly tailored suits. Both campaigns were shot by Domenico Dolce.

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014

Dolce & Gabbana Mosaico Limited Edition Sunglasses

Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses Mosaico Collection

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana unveiled a new limited collection of sunglasses – Dolce & Gabbana Mosaico Collection.

Dolce and Gabbana Mosaico sunglasses

Using the ancient Roman technique of micro mosaic or filato minute mosaic, the gold metal frame and temples are covered by precious mosaic decors.

Dolce and Gabbana sunglasses Mosaico

Watch the behind-the-scenes video to see how the Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses Mosaico Collection comes to life.

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WATCH: Martin Scorsese for Dolce & Gabbana

Street of Dreams

Martin Scorsese‘s new commercial for Italian luxury brand Dolce & Gabbana has just been unveiled.

The Academy Award winning director has enlisted some A-list talent for his new Dolce & Gabbana The One ad, shot in black and white, and inspired by the golden days of Italian cinema.

Driving a vintage Alfa Romeo convertible through a strangely deserted New York City dawn, Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson star in the film, the first time that the two faces of the men’s and women’s fragrances have been united for a Dolce & Gabbana campaign.

Titled “Street of Dreams,” the 2-minute 35-second clip sees McConaughey’s character pick up Scarlett Johansson’s blonde beauty, before the pair shoot pithy lines at each other about love and life in the spotlight, and then romance each other on a rooftop.

According to the brand it’s “an epic story of the power of love and the power of dreams.” While we might not go quite that far, it’s still a stylishly shot and beautifully acted short film.

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Dolce & Gabbana to create Claridge’s Christmas tree

Dolce and Gabbana Christmas tree

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been chosen by Claridge’s to design its 2013 Christmas tree, and we can expect a Sicilian-inspired spectacle.

Taking traditional Christmas tree elements, the designers plan to bring their heritage Italian aesthetic to London, using handmade Sicilian puppets, festive glasses baubles and the colours of southern Italy.

For Dolce and Gabbana, it is a chance to celebrate their Italian roots: “Our Christmas tree isn’t only a celebration of Christmas as we celebrate it in Italy, but it’s also a tribute to the artisanal Italian tradition, the same that we love to export worldwide with everything we do,” said the duo.

Dolce and Gabbana Christmas tree Claridges 2013

“When we think of London, we always think of Claridge’s and its typically English atmosphere, which fascinates us and makes us fall in love with the city every time as if it were the first.”

The entire structure will stand at 6.8 metres and will be transported over from Italy and erected over night by Claridge’s staff to greet guests as they descend for breakfast on the morning of 26 November.

This the fourth year that the luxury Mayfair hotel has collaborated with a fashion house to collaborate its Christmas tree. Dolce & Gabbana follows in the footsteps of John Galliano and Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz.

(Source: Vogue)

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