Haute Menswear has descended upon Milan, the original fashion capital of the world. The name of the game is refresh, with designers taking their signature styles and upping the ante. There is nothing wildly outstanding or original about these collections, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Dolce and Gabbana have utilized what has made them such a seminal fashion house and reinvigorated their menswear with slight twists. While nothing has been reinvented, the collection breathed life into an old standard.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took their cue from Medieval courts after the Norman conquest of Sicily, the designers’ eternal muse. Fabrics and yarns were warm and wooly, colors dark and royal. Religious iconography adorned suits and tailored jackets over slim-fitting trousers. Bejeweled gloves, slippers and, of course, a golden crown, finish the look. Embroidery is the name of this collections game, topped off with sparkling studs to mimic chain mail, over furry sheepskin and strapped ankle boots. Full of opulent color and rich fabrics, it is the classic Dolce and Gabbana made new. Photos by Yannis Viamos.