Dolce and Gabbana Fall Winter 2012

It seems like ornate fabrics and heavy embellishment is a big trend on the Milan catwalks (Versace’s crosses, Bottega’s chunky brooches, and Gucci’s brocades) so Dolce and Gabbana‘s black and gold religious garb fit right in. Some of it worked, and some of it didn’t, but I’d say there were far more winners than losers in this show. I just wish Dolce and Gabbana would shorten their shows a bit, I like when a designer delves deep into a theme, but I think they could have gotten the message across with 20 less looks. It is all about the 40 look show these days, we don’t have the patience for more.

I love…

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velvet with heavy gold embellishment, she looks like a painting.

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Pierrot collared blouse, sexy bra on show, skirt weighed down with gold embroidery.... it is all too much but I love that Dolce and Gabbana can do this.

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these gorgeous floral tapestry patterns.

I loathe…

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see through lace dresses. Come on, give us a lining!

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that the cape seems to be having a comeback (Gwyneth will be a cause of this too.) Such a silly garment, totally unpractical and always makes you look like you are trying too hard.

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bloomers and a logo tee. So wrong.

P.s. One more thought here, I am curious about how they are planning to replace the D&G collection, if the mainline is so heavy and formal? There doesn’t seem to be much here that will appeal to the D&G customer.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Jasper

    silky logo tee = answer to the tacky d&g customers? is there a reason why all these brands ended their secondary lines? is it because they all have pre-fall now? =S so much redundancy on top of more redundancy! moneymoneybusiness i guess

  • mani

    i love capes.. there amazing!!

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