That was probably the most exciting news of the weekend: Dolce & Gabbana devoted their whole winter collection 2014 to the topic mosaic. And we like it!
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by the mosaics of the Cathedral of Monreale. It was built between 1172 and 1185 under the commission of the Norman King William II of Altavilla. For the creation process of the collection, the two star designers consulted mosaic artists and experts from Byzantium and Venice.
Shimmering gold organza and brocade were provided with elaborate embroidery, lace and precious stones. In the mix with herringbone, checked fabric, poplin majestic and sexy-looking bustiers, dresses and coats emerged. And was accomplished by accessory has been spared: golden crowns, filigree shoes, bags and sunglasses ornate made the royal appearance of the models perfect.
And as they say in the press release at Dolce & Gabbana:
“As the art of mosaic-making is a slow and precise one, achieved by placing single piece next to the other, at the same time tailoring is made by single stitch after single stitch.”
Accompanied by music of Federico Fellini and Nino Rota the opulent collection was presented in Milan on 24th February. In the videos below you can have a closer look at the beautiful pieces.
Fashion Show “Tailored Mosaic”
Making of Video “Tailored Mosaic”
- Backstage photos of the show on dolcegabbana.com
- Facebook page with more information on the collection
Photo of the article by SNappa2006