Yes, you read that right. Dolce & Gabbana are coming to Dubai next week!
We repeat: iconic designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are coming to Dubai. And for their first ever fashion show in the Middle East, no less. At 8pm on 7 October, 128 international models will gather at the newly transformed Fashion Avenue at The Dubai Mall to take to a runway that will be artfully constructed especially for the event.
The show – entitled Day & Night – celebrates the recent opening of Dolce & Gabbana’s flagship boutique in the Middle East, as well as the brand’s presence in the region.“We have just opened a boutique at The Dubai Mall that reflects what we are – our identity. There’s a bit of everything, the black of the marbles, the gold, the precious damask fabrics we adore. This space is an interpretation of our soul, with the dreamlike atmosphere and warm colours of the Middle East,” reveals Domenico Dolce.
Sadly, the show is invitation-only but, luckily for us, it will be hosted within public view. The inspiration for the Spring/Summer 2019 show in Milan was DNA, and showcased a range of body types, ages and personalities, so we are hopeful to see the same diversity on the Dubai runway. The presentation will also include special looks for Dubai, so the Grazia girls will be racing you to the boutique after the show.
Stefano Gabbana is equally excited. He tells us, “We love Dubai very much. We are extremely excited to come back. It is a dynamic city with thousands of attractions. You’re able to find everything you want. It is a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis where you can shop for spices, fabrics, carpets, precious trinkets – everything we love!”
Photos: Stefano Babic, Ivan Lattuada and supplied