D&G Goes “Wild”
Dolce & Gabbana looked to Oscar Wild for their inspiration behind their 2009 fall menswear collection. With aristocratic elegance and dandy-esque pieces, the collection consisted of Velvet or brocade waistcoats worn underneath various blazers in sleek, jacquard or printed velvet. The trench-coats in grey Astrakhan or enriched by military details substitute classic coats. Chunky cashmere knits with tapestry prints, or brocade-detailed and fur-lined tailcoats to wear with formal trousers. Elegant jackets in three materials: velvet, satin and tie-inspired fabric. Blue monogrammed Oxford shirts in either twill or cotton, to wear during the day underneath blazers and tailcoats. T-shirts portraying Oscar Wilde and the painting Leonidas at Thermopylae by Jacques-Louis David. Suits with laminated brocade jackets worn with rigorously white shirts and matching satin and brocade bow-ties. Morning suit trousers and velvet slippers. Fabrics and materials used were Sleek velvets, printed brocades, wool, silk, pinstripes, cashmere, denim, astrakhan. With a colour pallet of Grey, black, burgundy, bottle green, blue and antique gold touches. A beautiful collection that Oscar Wild himself would be proud of, 18th century done right I say.
Dolce & Gabbana 2009 Fall Menswear Fashion Show
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