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International fashion & style; Dolce & Gabbana .. fall 2014.. Milan

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Apparently the boys are on a crusade... well some sort of a medieval journey... or at least that’s the most apparent or surface aspect of the collection. As I have always said, these 2 never found a theme they couldn’t beat to death and this collection is no different except for one very salient point which is that there are many more wearable commercial pieces spliced into this season’s over the top presentation.

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Amidst all the encrusted accessories and some of the ornately embroidered and decorated pieces there are dresses, suits and coats that are right there in your face... they are the core DNA and vocabulary of this brand. Lace dresses, peplumed suits and slick coats that even border on minimal are all in attendance. Make no mistake that even with all the theatrics there is a romantic quality to the collection as well as some more relaxed shapes. What I saw as more distressing is that I want to compare it to Valentino and that annoys me but I think the comparison is inevitable.

The finale as well as the encrusted opulently decorated gloves, handbags, gauntlets and balaclavas defy imagination and I am sure defy price as well but that’s all part of the over top element of Dolce & Gabbana. What I found to be very interesting is the profound influence that their Alta Moda has had on this collection. To me, this is one of the best collections they have offered in quite some time. Apparently designers are receiving the same memo which reads... Sales!!! We need Sales!!!

As an aside, Kering registered a 95% decline in sales ………..mmmmm whaddya think of that?? Gotta sell stuff to make money or just advertise and get editorial

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