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Milan Fashion Week: D&G fools around with foulards

June 20, 2011 |  4:02 pm

D&G Men's Show SS 12_3

The collection sent down the runway for Dolce & Gabbana's secondary D&G menswear line  Monday was as light and breezy an afterthought as Saturday's net-themed social media spectacle was thought-provoking.

The entire collection made use of foulards, some pieces  made nearly entirely of the printed silken scarves -- including blousy bomber jackets, billowy blazers, and light-as-air T-shirts and trousers.

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Others were mixed-fabrication pieces that paired the lightweight fabric with sturdy denim in shorts and shirts. Even moccasins were fashioned from foulard-pattern-printed suede, and some looks were even topped off with foulard-wrapped raffia hats.

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At moments it felt as if the designers ducked into the closets, rifled through their silk scarf collections and decided, almost on a whim, to see how many different garments could be fashioned on the fly from the foulards.

Which kind of seems like a fitting level of effort, given that this is widely expected to be the last stand-alone men's runway show for the lower-priced label, which will soon be folded into the main Dolce & Gabbana collection. 

-- Adam Tschorn, reporting from Milan, Italy

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Photos: Looks from the D&G spring/summer 2011 runway collection shown during Milan Fashion Week. Credit: D&G.

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