Earlier than Brexit: Dolce & Gabbana’s Daring Hurrah

They mentioned it with flowers, with shellfish, and with Harrods Meals Corridor for a runway. And so they celebrated Italian markets with a kitsch assortment of faux meals, high-quality purses and all the pieces D&G, from illuminated purses to skimpy underpants.

However is Dolce & Gabbana’s witty tackle upscale glamour a final hurrah for London’s rich, worldwide neighborhood – or a defiant hope that Brexit gained’t put an finish to the occasion?

“English persons are extravagant – greater than Italians,” mentioned Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce as they bowed to shoppers glowing in occasion garments, hugged Kylie Minogue, and thanked Helen David, Chief Service provider of the upscale London retailer.

Helen David, Chief Service provider of Harrods, pulls the lever for the Christmas lights with Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana


And as if this inter-season assortment stamped with fats, pink roses weren’t sufficient to have a good time winter holidays in sunny climes, Dolce & Gabbana have one other assortment but to be unveiled.

In 10 days, London will host a second present within the rejuvenated Dolce & Gabbana retailer on Bond Avenue, which can comprise the Alta Moda assortment (their high fashion line). Stefano confirmed that they deliberate to carry this service to the UK, following its success within the final 5 years in Milan and quite a lot of atmospheric Southern Italian cities.

Kylie Minogue on the Dolce & Gabbana Italian Christmas present within the Harrods Meals Corridor


Excessive vogue and sky-high costs launched to London on the very day that the British authorities publicizes an increase in rates of interest? That transfer appears virtually as daring as sending out a white mink coat printed with pink roses in a rustic apparently destined to shrink its economic system by leaving the European Union.

Rafferty Legislation, son of Jude Legislation and Sadie Frost, modelling for Dolce & Gabbana’s “Solar in a London Evening” assortment within the Harrods Meals Corridor


However this “Scene in a London Evening”, because the duo described the “Celebration on!” clothes and elaborately adorned males’s tailoring, is a part of a wider imaginative and prescient. Domenico and Stefano have additionally produced a e-book titled Millennials: The New Renaissance. Therefore the “secret” present they held in Milan in September with the “children of” shoppers as their fashions. And a deep perception new era of ingenues will regenerate the thrill and enthusiasm for vogue.

Clothes had been sometimes based mostly on innocence – say a flower-patterned costume with what regarded like a seed mattress of various flowers as buttons down the torso; or one in all Dolce’s ruched, body-clinging clothes with a leopard rising from forest greenery.

Considerably, tailor-made menswear or extra extravagant masculine garments had been additionally a part of this Harrods assortment.

So who’re the potential British shoppers, strolling the tiled Meals Corridor flooring, consuming champagne within the Italian market, or hovering beside the D&G division in Harrods, stroking the rose-patterned fur coat and attempting on the clothes?

Sang Woo Kim in one in all Dolce & Gabbana’s opulent appears for his or her vogue present at Harrods


Not all had been millennials, for moms and dads got here too. And few seemed to be of British origin, with a cacophony of voices and languages and a lot of buyers from India in addition to Center and Far Jap shoppers. All of them represented the Central London super-rich, who might or might not pull out of the UK post-Brexit. Though if anybody may persuade them to remain, it could be this vogue duo, bringing light-hearted enjoyable and severe Italian craftsmanship to the London retailer and its glowing Christmas home windows.

Singer Pixie Lott modelling the newest Dolce & Gabbana assortment at Harrods


Dolce & Gabbana’s mid-season assortment didn’t appear distinctive or ingenious, nevertheless it underscored the facility of main manufacturers to blast potential shoppers with exhibits each couple of months. Or within the case of D&G, inside 10 days of one another.

And who’s complaining? From the stay “oom-pah-pah” band introduced from Rome to the newly unveiled Christmas tree; from the youngsters gawping on the home windows to the younger folks prancing down the makeshift runway, everybody was having a jolly good time.

Lengthy might it final.

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