Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2020 Milan Fashion Week Women’s

Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2020 Milan Fashion Week Women’s

Scene setting: It’s a jungle out there on the Milan catwalks. At Versace we’ve had reference to the lime green and blue tropical prints of the label’s S/S 2020 collection and at Marni, Francesco Risso erected a jungle of palm trees inside an industrial warehouse, designed in collaboration with Judith Hopf. Backstage, he discussed visiting Brazil before the breakout of its Amazon fires and crying on his return. At Dolce & Gabbana, where wildcat patterns have long been a motif, the brand lined its Metropol Theatre catwalk with leopard print carpet and palm trees, in its take on the ‘Sicilian Jungle.’

Mood board: This was a collection brimming with animal and plant prints, chic safari silhouettes, and tropical tones. The show’s opening look, a safari jacket with matching cargo trousers was elegant in its simplicity. The ostentatious factor rose throughout the show, which in the brand’s playful and humorous way, featured dresses in raffia painted with parrots and giraffes, or in colourful crochet emblazoned with toucans and Heliconia blooms. Gauzy gowns floated in zebra and giraffe prints, suiting shone in metallic greens and pinks and bowling shirts were printed with pineapples. Roar!

Finishing touches: The accessories range was as dense as a rainforest floor, from necklaces encrusted with pave leopards to floral silk headscarves, floral corsages to embellished orchid earrings. Fashion’s fantaticism for the tiny (and utterly impractical) bag is still on the up, and Dolce & Gabbana presented tiny versions of its Sicily and Devotion bags, which hung from long chains across the body, or attached to belts and wrists. §

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