Religion and faraway places a la Dolce & Gabbana

July 11, 2013 § Leave a comment

Recession Runway

I’m going to refer back to Dolce & Gabbana’s delicious F/W 2014 collection several times in the next few months, I can just feel it. As an American gal with Italian parents, I fall head over heels for the Madonna-Whore vibe inherent in so many of their pieces.

And none so much as these:

Religious imagery in clothing is nothing new–neither is baroque chic, which designers like Marco Bologna pulled off so well in their F/W 2012 collections. But here we have pieces–whether midi or mini length–that are more capricious in the way they fit the body. They suggest a certain amount of freedom, which is a nice contrast to the structure that religion provides in the lives of so many.

But D&G is giving us so much more than just a salute to faith here. They are taking us on an adventure back in time to the twelfth-century Sicilian…

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