An explosion of colour hit the Milan catwalk for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s diffusion D&G line yesterday afternoon. The (Dolce & Gabbana) design duo’s autumn/winter 2011/12 collection was a world away from the boring camel hues we saw last winter (well, still this winter if you count the weather outside), and threw a hyper colour injection out that was bright enough to warm up any fashion editor with S.A.D on the front row.
Leggings, furs, slouchy blazers, tees and tube dresses – mid length – all adorned the catwalk paying respect to 1980s New York street style – and worn the world over.
This 80s edge continued with models in perspex alphabet jewellery and printed clothing; crop jersey T-shirts that were oversized and cut-off just above the waist, printed message T-shirts (a la Henry Holland – although no slang provided) and a flurry of fluro neon colours and sneakers-turned-high-heels. Sadly there was no homage to the Jackson 5’s hit ‘ABC…’ – instead, it was Madonna’s Strike A Pose…very apt indeed.