Domenico Dolce called the event “the most authentic show of our lives,”
Dolce & Gabbana captivated fashion enthusiasts and industry experts with their recent Fall 2023 Alta Moda runway. The show took place in the enchanting location of Alberobello’s iconic “trulli,” providing the ideal backdrop to highlight the harmonious combination of heritage and contemporary sophistication featured in the collection. “The most important word for this collection is authenticity,” Domenico declared in a preshow press conference. And Stefano Gabbana added, “This is not a pantomime, we want to show what’s real.” Meanwhile, Domenico Dolce called the event “the most authentic show of our lives,” explaining that “it’s clothes for cooking but in an Alta Moda way.”
Dolce & Gabbana’s latest Alta Moda collection showcased an unwavering pledge to celebrate and elevate the artistry and precision of Made in Italy, through a vivid array of colours, textures, and impeccable tailoring. The audience was mesmerized by the stunning design and meticulous attention to detail of each garment. It also featured embroidery and lace that rise to the level of extraordinary artistry, delicately interweaving the essence of history, nature, and dexterity. The apparel presented in the collection evoked a timeless grandeur, with intricate cuts and impeccable handiwork that exuded elegance.
The collection drew inspiration from the unique cultural heritage of Alberobello, seamlessly blending tradition and innovation that carve the essence of Italian fashion into every piece. One of the hallmarks that shone from the collection was the exquisite mini dress, handcrafted with glossy raffia ribbons, mirroring the intricate craft of the local wicker baskets artisans. This attention to detail not only paid tribute to Puglia’s ancient artistry but also underscored the brand’s unwavering commitment to preserving and commemorating the local traditions.
The collection skilfully blended nets, scallops, and crochet designs to create a harmonious fusion, adorned with delicate bouquets, buds, and leaves that pay tribute to the wonders of Puglia. Each garment stood as a unique masterpiece, meticulously crafted by hand, and honouring the enduring customs that form the resilient foundation of this cherished heritage – a priceless representation of timeless identity.
Moreover, the collection exuded the sensuality of the Mediterranean. Black pervaded throughout, subtly balanced with the ethereal transparency of fabrics like tulle, chiffon, organza, and lace. Drawing inspiration from the art of weaving, the designers crafted captivating hats, capes, and conical dresses reminiscent of the iconic trulli of the region. The presence of white, already captivating, was accentuated by the addition of vibrant flowers, infusing unexpected bursts of colour that enhanced the overall impact.
The Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda collection offered a window into the beauty and rich culture of Puglia, with each garment capturing its finest essence and exuding the pinnacle of Italian artistry as every stitch and detail was meticulously crafted by hand.
The fashion show held in the charming towns of Alberobello’s Rione Monti & Via Monte Nero was a magnificent homage to the town’s exquisite beauty and Dolce & Gabbana’s impeccable craftsmanship. The collection seamlessly merged traditional and contemporary elegance, leaving the audience enchanted and inspired.
Dolce & Gabbana once again demonstrated their leadership in the realm of Italian fashion. With their Alta Moda collection, they not only paid tribute to the rich heritage of Puglia but also showcased their unwavering dedication to creating unparalleled pieces of timeless design and exceptional craftsmanship. This highly anticipated fashion event provided a captivating experience where the realms of fashion and heritage intersected in the most extraordinary way.
The Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda 2023 show is expected to have a star-studded front row, including esteemed guests such as Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Anitta, Future, Helen Mirren, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Kerry Washington, Angela Bassett, and many more.