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