Combining the romanticism of the Orient with the coastal charm of Sicily... Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana paraded a mammoth collection (over 100 looks) for spring/summer 2016 inspired by the finely painted fabric panels and tapestries housed in The Chinese Palace of Palermo.
What resulted was a kaleidoscopic explosion of vivid prints... with models wearing full looks emblazoned with motifs of citrus trees, tropical birds, dragons and Manchurian dignitaries.
A visual feast for the senses... the intricate embroidery found on the Oriental pieces (think: Chinese frog button shirts crafted from flowing silks) were mixed-and-matched with traditional Sicilian tunics (either in tactile linen or hessian), black-and-white striped tops, and monochromatic trousers printed with geometric shapes.
Our favourite ensemble from the runway... was the polka dot pyjama top peeking through an iridescent blue and floral double-breasted blazer worn over ripped jeans. Talk about contrasts.
While the espadrille shows no signs of waning... with virtually every exit finished with a rope-soled shoe: Some plain, some bearing the collection's floral prints; but most strikingly, some embellished with decadent crystals.
Click on the slideshow below to view the full collection.
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