The Italian fashion house showed off its latest collection last night at Villa Bardini in Florence
Last night, Dolce & Gabbana gathered the fashion world together for one of the first major occasions since the coronavirus pandemic began – and the house certainly delivered in reminding everybody of the magic of the fashion show. Housed at the Villa Bardini in Florence yesterday evening, the Italian label presented a breathtaking collection of 89 runway looks, which saw the models walk down the long stone staircase, showcasing pieces which were designed as a tribute to Florence.
"The inspiration came from the Sixteenth century and the Italian Renaissance," designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said in a press release. "In this historical period, the tailors – and especially the Florentine artisans - created clothes and accessories with what they had in their workshops (the so called botteghe), mixing different materials through the lens of their great creativity. By using and combining elements and materials such as natural or coloured raffia, corals and hard stones, they gave birth to the concept of Arte Povera (Poor Art)."
The elegance of the colourful collections was all about representing Italian beauty and the flair of Florence. Embroidery, embellishment, 3D flowers and beautiful tulle made up some of the most remarkable pieces.
Scroll through to see highlights and close-ups from the catwalk, backstage and of the spectacular fireworks display.