Monday, September 26, 2016

Dolce & Gabbana spring 2017 Milan



Let us digress for a moment and examine the spectacle of fashion as opposed to fashion itself and while we are at it, let’s talk about signatures and consistency. All points should be taken into account when one assesses Dolce & Gabbana. This is not a matter of who likes it what and who doesn’t but that these 2 men are persistently and insistently faithful to their brand in the extreme. 
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For the most part, it would be hard to beat their theatrical abilities season after season. Their collections are remarkably consistent in every way including glamourizing their heritage, no matter what, no matter how costumey, no matter how tricked out, there are always clothes that appeal to their client base, they are not mining new customers at the expense of who they have already won  over. This quality alone is admirable given the present climate of fashion. If they nod to trend it is done in a momentary way and not a pervasive one. In other words they have a signature look … imagine that! AND they have sense of humor about themselves!
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So giving credit where credit is due in this somewhat of a “me too” mentality that pervades fashion these days, Dolce & Gabbana are to be applauded for their loyalty to their DNA and all that they adhere to season after season  year after year. They deserve our respect for these qualities alone and not to solely be judged on their seasonal offerings that parade down the catwalk.
 
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