Saturday, April 7th, Dolce and Gabbana revealed their Spring Alta Sartoria show in the New York Public Library.
Dolce and Gabbana is well-known for including questionable ‘millennial figures’ and forever 21-esque designs in their runway shows. However, the Spring Alta Sartoria collection refutes their usual presentation and instead provides a collection that is both theatrical and magical.
Alta Sartoria entails the brand’s most opulent end of their menswear sector. This was easily seen as the garments included silks and extravagant sequins through robes, suits, fur jackets and trousers.
With an Art Deco presence woven throughout the collection, the garments embodied several New York City motifs. These motifs ranged from the Empire State Building, Manhattan Skyline and The Statue Of Liberty.
Although the collection is surely not meant for the ‘everyday man’, Alta Sartoria provided what every good runway show is: between the thin line of costume and fashion.
The show itself seemed to pay homage to Gatsby’s flamboyant lifestyle as the aesthetic of the clothing along with the dramatic orchestra playing in the background worked to embody the super-expensive Alta Sartoria collection. It also helped that male supermodels such as David Gandy and Sean O’Pry walked up and down the runway.
With both the emphasis on heavy detailing and theatrics of the collection, the Italian designers catered properly to their the heavy-walleted and elite magazine editor guests.
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By: Isiah S Magsino, EIC of SOUL