Nel Palazzo Dolce & Gabbana: Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria catwalk shows as a Tribute to the "Bella Vita" | World Fashion Channel

Nel Palazzo Dolce & Gabbana: Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria catwalk shows as a Tribute to the "Bella Vita"

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15 Jul 2020

The doors of Palazzo Dolce & Gabbana flew open virtually for its SS2020/2021 women's Alta Moda and Men's Alta Sartoria fashion shows. Surrounded by the spectacular historical decor, models showcased their looks to the sublime operatic music of Il Volo trio, imitating typical runway walks.



Both of the collections are celebrating the Italian "Bella Vita": "a way of life made of good food, beauty, and flavor," as Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana themselves described it. Every piece is dedicated to the joy of the Italian holidays, in such remarkable locations as Capri, Portofino, Cinque Terre, and is made by the local master artisans. Eccentric 1950s and 1960s became the inspirational epochs for the designers.



That is why Alta Moda attracts attention to many of its vivid-colored and elaborated beach-style outfits: embroidered with crystals kimonos resembling swimsuit coverups, floral-printed kaftans. The fabrics are also airy and fluid, ideal for a vacation: silk twill shirts, tulle, lurex, and chiffon printed dresses, breathing ramie fiber.



While creating Alta Sartoria collection, Dolce&Gabbana took as role models the "Jet Set" Travelers from 50s and 60s. Silk suits, robe coats, and mules or slippers were accessorized with clutch bags and a scarf and seemed as a perfect outfit for a dream life on a boat or in a villa, somewhere at the seaside.



All of the looks are enriched by the golden jewelry pieces from the Alta Gioielleria collection. Bracelets, necklaces earrings are decorated with precious stones and jewels and complement the relaxed and bohemian imagery of Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria.


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