22 June 2010

D&G Makes Life a Picnic in Milan


D&G's Spring/Summer 2011 collection shown at Milan Fashion Week was one of my most favorite of all the menswear shows. With my avid fondness for menswear collections, I especially am an aficionado of classical, streamlined, and preppy chic ensembles. Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce showcased just that three days ago with the premiere of their younger and more flamboyant luxury line D&G. The aesthetic of the show included a picturesque typically-American park setting with faux-turf runway and a background that was reminiscent of 1950s family picnic grounds. The designs of the collection followed suit with the theme, revealing an assemblage of classical checkered short and long-sleeved shirts and shorts with bright red and green hues that were subdued by low-intensity hues. The collection of light summer blazers also appeared in light blue and red giving an even more aesthetically anachronistic look to the collection. The pants, chinos, were light in texture and weight, complementing the footwear that also exhibited an airy and simplistic visual weight. Hawaiian prints also made an appearance in shirts and swim trunks which paired excellently with the other elements of the collection. T-shirts with prints of picnic scenes, such as Edouard Manet's painting Le Dejeuner sur l'Herbe meshed well into the scene. Even though D&G happens to be one of my favorite collections which I always look forward to viewing, this is one of my most raved yet. The culmination of the pleasant, carefree clothing along with the idyllic Yosemite Park-style atmosphere almost makes you wonder at what moment Yogi Bear and Boo Boo will pop out. For a closer look at D&G's new menswear collection, go to GQ.com's coverage and see all of the Milan fashion shows here.


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