‘CNN Style’, host Derek Blasberg heads to the Sicilian capital of Palermo to meet designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana ahead of their Alta Moda 2017 show.

From the clifftops of Capri and the cobblestones of Naples, Dolce and Gabbana’s fashion shows are routinely held in Italy’s finest locations. The four-day extravaganza takes place twice a year and serves as an opportunity for the designers’ wealthiest clients to observe a display of pure opulence and luxury.  Each garment created for the Alta Moda collection is unique and it’s strictly first come, first served. Many clients text their requests to buy items as the models are walking down the catwalk, to ensure they attain their desired masterpiece. The garments are very much in demand, with only 12 of the 116 pieces unsold at the end of the show.

Watch it here: Dolce & Gabbana’s Ode to Sicily

Domenico Dolce on Italy: “Our culture Dolce & Gabbana country is Italian and we love Italian. We love dolce vita. We love Capri. We love Florence, Venezia.”

Stefano Gabbana on why Sicily was the perfect location for the show: “This is very important to show the people what is Palermo and who we are. Because we take inspiration from Palermo.”

Domenico Dolce on the artistry of fashion:  “I think the fashion is one of the most beautiful expression in the world. We work with the best, best fabric, best people, best model, beauty beauty bellezza bellezza”.

Domenico Dolce on his excitement for returning to Palermo, Sicily: “Coming back to Palermo for me is very special … our culture is Italian and we love Italian. We love dolce vita. We love Capri. We love Florence, Venezia.” Stefano Gabbana adds; “We’re lucky – its full of beautiful things!”