Dolce&Gabbana's Pre-Fall 2020 collection is an ode to Sicilian folk traditions. Boisterous patterns and curious musings of the carretto siciliano, the Sicilian horse-drawn cart, are found all over free-flowing dresses, skirts and pants, the love for this melting pot of southern Mediterranean cultures expressed in flattering compositions and expert print and fabric pairings. Generously spread over an array of bags, shoes and jewellery, this theme’s exclamatory statement carries a modern sensibility enriched with history, Sicily’s mythical and timeless appeal a perfect complement to adventures in the summer.
For ready-to-wear, printed poplin dresses, sheer chiffon caftans and silk twill shirts are mastered in iterations, with sweetheart necklines and empire waists contrasting with V-necks on maxi-dresses to echo the enchanting complexity of Sicilian culture. Foulards inspire wide open sleeves and asymmetrical hemlines that billows with the sea breeze, while the geometric tendencies of the prints make their way onto tracksuits and swimwear, crooning to azure skies and sunlit waters with their brilliant chromatic hues. Paired with earrings that string floral elements and Swarovski crystals with a resin pupo siciliano pendant, love for the Sicilian island is declared with confidence, irony and fun.
This drop’s shoes and bags are made to emulate the beloved craftsmanship of the carretto, easy slide-ons and boxy rattan clutches painted with a majolica-like pattern that expends on the uniquely colourful and pictorial style of traditional Sicilian design. Pompoms, crystals and ribbons are attached to basket bags and for a festive flair, while scarves and bath towels maximise the rectangular carretto designs for full-scaled appreciation.