The Dolce&Gabbana Women Summer 2015 collection is inspired by the heritage of the Spanish culture on Sicily’s history. The Sacred Heart is the main symbol of the collection and it is found embroidered or printed on most of the pieces.
The choice of the carnation was made not only because it is a flower that recalls the Spanish tradition, but also as an homage to Mr. Dolce’s mum, as it was her favorite flower.
The new Dolce&Gabbana woman this season is strong, seductive and passionate like the explosion of love that is compared to the eruption of a volcano (Sicily’s Etna).
Mr. Dolce and Mr. Gabbana’s challenge was to convey the Spanish influence in a non-conventional and literal way. They achieved this thru the use of very simple shapes matched with very rich details and embroideries. The result is a collection full of joy, love and sexiness.
Moreover, they veered away from a more romantic type of woman to go back that kind of sensuality that characterized the Dolce&Gabbana’s earliest collections. It is ok for the woman of today to be sexy because she is conscious of who she is and she is not afraid to wear a mini skirt and embroidered denim pants worn with a masculine shirt.
There is a subtle reference to the masculine vs. feminine aesthetic: the show opens with the same bolero jackets used for the men’s collection – same shape and proportions, but worn with the brand’s signature lingerie as if the woman had stolen pieces from her bullfighter man to wear. This is an ironic hint to the erotic power of women.