Our favourite Milanese designers conjoured up another millenials show for the presentation of their Fall Winter 2018 collection.
Sons of famous families trod the runway at the city’s Metropol, and were joined by a posse of others who’ve made fame their own way. Dropping a few names, Austin Mahone, Christian Combs and Cameron Dallas shimmied past in a series of gold-brocaded tailcoats draped atop super-slim pin-striped pants in Dolce & Gabbana’s homage to imagined dynasties – past and present.
“For Dolce & Gabbana, God is in the Details”
Suzy Menkes – International Editor, Vogue online
The collection unfolded, and the menswear genres and periods reflected broadened. There was significant showing of closely fitted large-lapel suits in colors that ran from pink, lilac, and green to Harington’s favorite all black, and came either brocaded, pin-striped, and embroidered, or all three. Frogged velvet jackets were teamed with silk jacquard pants and jeweled slippers. A red brocade suit was worn under an overcoat of ripped-up and refashioned denim jeans. Tracksuits in velvet or silk jersey were heaped with collaged embroideries of heraldry, sequined shorts were worn with oversize collegiate-striped and embroidered sweatshirts, and a ceramic-floral bomber jacket was topped by a backpack fashioned to resemble a golden angel.
As the Colombian performer Maluma came on for the finale – wearing a gold sequin suit – and sang a couple of numbers, the nonstop mix-and-match, maximalist opulence of this collection overwhelmed: There was just so much in it and of it to try and take in. These were raiments as much as garments – competitively street regal and unstintingly extravagant.