Tik Tok, baroque, and glam rock all harmoniously share one space in Dolce & Gabbana’s latest Alta Moda digital presentation. Dolce & Gabbana’s usual hedonistic take on fashion culminates in the season’s most fabulous fashion-filled fiesta. Team Grazia couldn't resist a virtual walkthrough of the collection. Here's what we learned.
1. The collection which is presented as a film, Alta Moda – A Family Affair, stars models of all ages, shapes, and sizes. As a viewer, you are transfixed on the whimsical imagery. Uber-chic grandmothers lay splayed out on classic fleur-de-lis embroidered chaise lounges, whilst the younger generation wreaks havoc on the dance floor. As you follow the party through the Napoleonic rooms of the Dolce & Gabbana palazzo, you are stunned by the sequence, tantalized by the tulle, and captivated by the crowns.
2. Cross-generational fashion mentalities figure prominently in the collection. Long time Dolce & Gabbana fans will be with familiar with the house’s heritage-influenced DNA which is injected into every collection. However, with the pandemic putting social media use on the rise, the design duo takes many of their cues from the cybergirls of today. The multi-generational mismatch of opera gloves with boxing shorts underscores the brand’s drive into a future where the design aesthetic engages the whole family.
3. The free spirit of the Tik Tok generation is celebrated in the collection. Materialising as almost cartoonish couture shapes with neon hair and unicorn hued puffs of tulle, the outlandish approach of Gen Z cybergirls has served as a massive inspiration for the Alta Moda collection. The designers revel in the devil-may-care dress-sense geared to the digital stage of the Tik Tok generation and juxtapose its thrust into their designs.
You can watch the full Alta Moda - A Family Affair movie here:
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