Dolce and Gabannaâ€™s runway featured a modern interpretation of baroque decadence merged with Napoleonic opulence.
The result was a line of military and royal inspiration captured in tulle, velvet, brocade, gold chains, lace, tassles and embroidery, all employed with sophistication and discretion. Many of the trends that have become passÃ© for fall fashion weekâ€”empire dresses, belts worn with dresses, military jackets, subdued color paletteâ€”all seemed new and refreshing in the explicit rococo style.
The daywear featured military-inspired jackets, nautically influenced pants and lots of thick, gold chained belts. The color palette is predominately silver and gold, with well-coordinated outfits.
The dresses were made of brocade, velvet and embroidered tulle layered over satin, with brown belts or gold ropes and chains accenting the empire waist.
Capped sleeves and ruched busts provided a dash of renaissance inspiration, while the simple silhouette form prevented the intricate details of the dresses from becoming too costume-oriented.
Note the perfectly matching shoes and pursesâ€“mini purses, flats and bucklesâ€“oh my!