Labels: Dolce and Gabbana, Menswear Collections, Menswear Spring 2010 Collections, Spring 2010 Collections
Here's how the folks over at style.com saw it:
"Sparkling." How else was Stefano Gabbana going to describe his mood after a show that put on the glitz to a degree so OTT it bordered on the satirical? It had all the skin and shimmer, flesh and flash of a Vegas review—except it was men rather than showgirls up there on that stage."
"The peach in the fruit bowl was Jesus Luz, who emerged in a black silk tux shirt—and matching bathing suit. Given his designation as Madonna's innamorato, he looked appropriately insecure."
"Domenico and Stefano recently mentioned that the Sicilian pinstripes-and-black suit signature can become a little oppressive for them. So they sensibly honored their heritage with a handful of sober classics, then cut loose with extravagant flights of gilded fancy, strewing crystals with fierce abandon all over jackets, jeans, and accessories."
There's definitely a "we're all heading to a party at Liberace's place" feel to it and that's a fun thing to see. Even the guys in the suits have that hurried, can't-wait-to-be-in-a-bathroom-doing-coke-with-famous-people way about them. It seems to us that the dour new-depression looks of recent seasons may just be an aberration and we're instead going to see more flights of opulent fantasy coming up. Call it the Studio 54 Effect. It's party on the runway time.
One thing we have to say, it's to their credit that even though this collection could have easily lapsed into flights of ridiculosity, it managed to avoid that temptation by keeping the silhouettes classic, tailored and a little sexy, and limiting the color palette severely. Restrained opulence.
In case you can't tell, we likee. We just did a scrolldown to pick out pieces we like only to realize that it would be easier to single out the pieces we don't like: pretty much all the ripped pants. Everything else is a-ok by us.
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