White prevails on
the D&G Women's Spring Summer 2006 Collection.
White recalls the
innocence and purity of last century young girls, slightly naughty in their
mischievous see-through dresses and in the daring way in which they match
their clothes, combining romanticism and seduction.
draws its inspiration from Sarah Moon's photography. The charm of her images
and the Pirelli calendar shot in 1972 create a pure and innocent atmosphere
where the female figure and the dreamlike image dominate the scenario. The
setting is made of a small boudoir where, women, caught in their daily life
routine, reveal their sensuality.
mixes different times and textiles, absolute white being their only common
denominator. Silhouettes and models cover all the past century decades:
little thin and tight jackets paired with see-through shorts in pastel
shades and huge seventies sunglasses dating back to the '10s, the '20s
squared-shape short dresses, bustier in raffia and tiny shorts recalling the
lingerie of the beginning of the century, pleated skirts of the '40s and
little crochet jackets, flared '70s pants and the characteristic '80s
squared-shape jackets with snap buttons.
At times, the
white scenario is interrupted by light chiffon dresses in pink, light blue
and yellow pastel shades, which allow a glimpse of tone sur tone silk
lingerie, by very fine shirts with tiny flowers and by organza shorts to be
matched with ultra refined butterfly sandals with straps around the ankle.
The show finale
offered twenty white dresses made of a fascinating see-through lace with
flower pattern: long or extremely short, with or without shoulder straps,
with short or long sleeves, often matched with satin stripes at the waist or
with flower brooches, to be worn exclusively with very high-heeled sandals.
Spring/Summer 2006 Woman matches shirts, ruches tops and ribbons with 'capri'
jeans and denim miniskirt with broderie anglaise and pearl buttons.
Shopping or disco,
Milan or St.Tropez, what really matters is to seduce in white!
Spring/Summer 2006 Collection
Spring/Summer 2006 collection proposes a vacation on the most amusing and
chic island of the world: Ibiza. D&G pays homage to this beach getaway;
taking its beach-chic clothes and creating a new look of unconventional
pieces and carefree attitude.
In the summer’s
anything-goes capital, everything can happen. Like the grouping of baggy
cotton madras plaid Bermuda shorts merging with light denim jeans, worn
super low on the waist with a velour pullover and skinny voile scarf with
sneakers or bright coloured flip-flops to create an easygoing summer vibe.
Vaguely hippie, as
the Ibiza tradition warrants; relaxing voile cotton button down shirts in
melon, grass green and vibrant red, enlightened by lurex threads, are worn
sensually open. Paired with a washed leather blouson jacket, or with
deconstructed plaid blazer and sporty zip-ups create a street casual look.
The same shirt livens up a nightlife wardrobe with worn with skinny
trousers, tie and borsalino hat.
attitude is brought to life with liberty print floral patterns all over
cotton button downs, skinny scarves and underwear briefs, which are revealed
under low-rider jeans and shorts that are fastened with leather belts or
In the house music
empire, it’s easy to go from the beach to the dance floor. The D&G man
indulges himself with a never-ending party wardrobe, wearing multifunctional
clothes like the knee-length trousers doubled with military green swim trunk
or jeans. On top, he finishes off his look with a denim shirt over a flower
printed t-shirt and a leather wallet hanging from the neck.
To shelter from
the evening breeze after a long day in the sun, D&G proposes soft silk and
cashmere knit sweaters, played down with denim tie-dye shorts, or leather
biker jackets paired jeans or cotton trousers and sandals.
The same freedom
philosophy is applied to colorful swim trunks and bathing suits for boys
lounging in the sun. All worn with fluttering lightweight colored shirts,
knotted around waists, ready to be thrown on at the start of a long night,
on the island that never sleeps.
Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana Men’s Collection
Dolce & Gabbana Man for Spring/Summer 2006
The Dolce & Gabbana man for S/S 2006 dreams of a positive, wonderful life:
his models are the new and young protagonists of the musical scene in
London, or of the Hollywood sets, like the Baby Shambles, Jude Law, Brad
Pitt, Colin Farrell - icons that, apart from the success they have on the
set, live a playful and rich life where love, family and beauty play an
The fashion show is organized around three main themes.
In the first, the new suits are presented in an exquisite and romantic way:
coated linen and coated wool are used to create shiny jackets and trousers,
with tailor-made details and perfect proportions. They are worn with a
t-shirt (often ripped, or with advertising campaigns of the Seventies) or
with sheer shirts.
The palette of colours gravitates to dark tones; white spots embellish the
black shirts, and a thin pinstripe tie completes the "tailored" look.
Classic tailor-made suits, t-shirts, sneakers (more than 45 different styles
of sneakers) compose “the” look for the day, which can be played around with
according to occasion and personal taste; refined belts in crocodile, lizard
or python add a statement of luxury to this revitalized and energetic formal
“Personality” is an important aspect of this brand new collection, that in
this second section presents an incredible mix of styles: jeans, either very
slim and decorated with metal studs or more baggy, are worn with tank tops,
t-shirts, slim coated sweaters; this “paparazzi-preventive” look is
completed by worn-out leather accessories, big sunglasses and baseball caps.
The Dolce & Gabbana man, in fact, knows the art of looking very casual,
though without overlooking details: zippers are sewn in twisted ways, are
doubled or are strategically positioned. Belts are left open on low-waist
jeans for a new trend of the season. Military pants and thin, coated shirts
are worn with masculine accessories, like rings, chokers or refined watches,
for an expression of freedom which is totally personal and always
sophisticated, stylish and modern.
A new and clever trouser style is not to be missed. With a denim jean waist,
this jogging pant is constructed of a soft and comfortable fabric - giving
the casual illusion of a pair of athletic pants being worn over jeans. The
jeans are marked with numbers, on the inside, to determine the crotch.
Jackets are constructed of a very light velvet, and fall perfectly on the
body, underlining the shapes without ever forcing them.
The final part of the collection is dedicated to the superstars of the red
carpet: all-white and all-black tuxedos are alternated with silver and gold
The stage itself is hyper luxury, with a mirrored catwalk, leather floor and
black Murano chandeliers.
Once again, the Dolce & Gabbana man confirms his self-confident, positive
and ironic attitude to life and fashion, breaking new grounds of style,
trend and refinement.
All press releases on this page reprinted courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana, Milan.
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