30 January 2013

Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2013

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana made me sit up and take notice of their Spring 2013 menswear collection when they employed amateur models of various ages, shapes and sizes to parade their interpretation of old school Sicilian clothes. I was very impressed by that collection, so naturally I was curious to see what Dolce and Gabbana would roll out for Fall 2013. Looks like they realised what an inspired decision it was to cast a heterogeneous mix of village boys and men for their spring show, so they repeated it for fall. A wise choice, since it lends the collection the same charm and empathy that won me over several months ago.

There’s less colour in this mostly black, grey and white collection. I don’t care for the religious iconography and floral motifs, but the sombre suits with cropped vests, lapelless jackets and high-waisted, generously cut pants have a classic (some would say clich├ęd) Southern European elegance that appeals to me. Between this and Anglo-American classicism, I’ve got my style cues all sorted out for the rest of my life.



















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4 comments:

  1. THERE ARE SOME BEAUTIFUL CLOTHES OUT THERE IN THE BIG BAD WORLD.
    THERE ARE SOME INTERESTING CLOTHES OUT THERE IN THE BIG BAD WORLD.
    I LOVE CLOTHES.
    THE ABOVE ARE ALL RAGS & NOT WORTH OF GUYS.
    MAYBE THEY ARE AS A RESULT OF A NIGHTMARE HEY !

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  2. "OLD SCHOOL SICILIAN CLOTHES" YOU SAY

    THIS RANGE OF GARMENTS ARE A REPLICA OF THE POOR TIMES WHEN HAND ME DOWNS & STUFF YOU STOLE FROM SOME CLOTHES LINE 2 VILLAGES AWAY, WERE ALL THE CLOTHES YOU COULD GET.
    MIX & MATCH.
    DADS OVER SIZED JACKET & COUSIN PINO'S, FAT UNCLES TROUSERS & YOUR LITTLE BROTHERS VEST/WAIST COAT & YOUR SISTERS HUSBANDS WEDDING SHIRT & TIE THAT HAS BEEN IN HIS FAMILY FOR 6 GENERATIONS.
    HOPEFULLY YOU DID NOT INHERIT NONO'S UNDERPANTS YELLOW FROM THE URINE STAINS.

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  3. You are probably too busy -
    But !
    Just in case you have a moment or two.

    google.
    Ma & Pa Kettle (1949)--(movie clip)
    Second Hand Underwear.

    The love of clothing.

    I have a big white cotton T shirt which I sleep in.
    So far - it has not got enough holes in it to throw away.
    Stay Cool Man

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  4. relationships :-

    the importance of being on the same page
    the importance of - "someone gets me"

    there is a cycle on the washing machine called favorites

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