We are back here after a while of absence, and ready to
share with you the new SS13 D&G collection, which literally
The inspiration behind the collection is in little words a hymn
to the many different beautiful aspects of Sicily, all and each
one of them enchanting and appealing.
The charming prints (extracting their themes from
references to the rich mediterannean heritage of the island,
eg the caltagirone moors, the pupi- or sicilian puppets, the
majolica plates, the striped beach umbrellas), the bright and
vivid colours, the traditional materials (wicker, raffia, sicilian
cart pompons, silk organza and cotton damask) and the
beautiful folk maximalistic accessories, compose a really
unique and inspiring collection.
As we read in Swide:
“The Dolce&Gabbana Spring Summer 2013 fashion show
collection is all about Sicilian Folk. Sicilian prints, fabrics,
images and crafts have all been used in the collection to give
a real sense of the island. From sun umbrella inspired stripes
to Sicilian Island print tops and wicker basket like evening
dresses, Sicily has permeated all areas of the collection.”
and it goes on:
“Sole, Mare, Amore (Sea, Sun, Love) these are the tree
words that characterize the collection. Sea, like the
umbrellas that inspired the striped dresses, Sun, like the
ceramic Moorish heads and plates that inpsired the prints
and Love, like the one Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
have towards Sicily.”
Subsequently, we share with you some key items of the
collection we really fall in love with, and the inspiration
behind them as well.
(And at this point, you have to excuse us: we are leaving you
to continue our mental travelling in enchanting Sicily…)
Hope you enjoy the journy!
A. & S.
Fashioned like wicker baskets, Dolce&Gabbana have yet again restyled the corset
The new incarnation of Raffia for SS13
Island Top- stripes skirt
This summery hued sun dress exhudes sicilian cool
Sicilian handcrafts like majolica plates lend an unexpected twist
Brocade is a Dolce&Gabbana staple from Sicily. Mix and match brocade with these romantic violet flowers.
Sicilian Moor vases have inspired many prints in the collection. Go folk with ceramics
The Sicilian Cart’s wheels are highly decorated. Perfect inspiration for a top
Sicilian Marionettes inspired the prints of the SS13 collection
(pictures from D&G SS13 ad campaign)
And for the end some Sicily inspiration!
Traditional map of Sicily
Caltagirone Moor head vases
Pupi- sicilian puppets
Sicilian decorated cart wheel
Want more inspiration? Click at the video below:
Dolce & Gabbana SS13: A video guide to Sicilian Folk