For decades, Dolce & Gabbana has been a prominent figure in the luxury fashion industry. Their unique combination of classic tailoring and extravagant designs has cemented their reputation as a high-end fashion house. But the question remains, are they the best tailors in the world of luxury fashion? Based on the opinions of some of their Milan-based competitors, the answer is a resounding affirmative.
Recently, at a preview event in their atelier, one of the co-founders, Stefano Gabbana, shared the brand’s approach to fashion. He spoke about the importance of starting from the beginning, with each look having the pure essence of a sketch. This emphasis on tailoring fundamentals is reflected in the training of Domenico Dolce, who was schooled in the art of tailoring and has a deep-seated obsession with the cut of a garment.
This season, Dolce & Gabbana continued to showcase their timeless style, incorporating elements of lingerie dressing into their classic pieces. The brand was ahead of the curve when it came to lingerie dressing, introducing this trend thirty years ago. During the runway show, audiences were treated to a display of lacy teddies, embroidered tulle slips, and bras with metal cups, all paired with traditional corsets and lacing details.
Their preference for classicism and timeless style is driven by a desire for simplicity and quality. Dolce explained that during the recent fashion boom, with its focus on fashion and volume, it became overwhelming. They want to work with the best quality silk and wool and avoid strange fabrics. While they have not neglected the extras, the show included a parka with a glossy gold-leaf finish and another lined in feathers. The show-stopping red crystal wiggle dress was a testament to the designers’ ability to balance timeless tailoring with a touch of glamour.