Runaway : Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2015


1JE T’AIME MAMA perfectly sums up Dolce & Gabbana’s collection, for it was a beautiful ode to the mother, with models walking down the runway with their laughing children in their arms—perfect for the upcoming Mother’s Day celebrations. With a staggering 89 looks, one can find ensembles for every kind of mother out there. For the sophisticate there were blush coloured Sicilian lace dresses or midi pencil skirts with rose motifs, since Stefan’s favourite childhood memory is one of the rose scent of his mother’s lipstick. For the sexy mamma they envisioned exquisite silk lace slips worn with gilded headbands and sheer organza dresses embellished with red roses. 2

The youthful mother will find many ensembles to her liking, from the dresses, sweaters and capes filled with phrases from Edoardo Bennato’s ‘Viva la Mamma’ translated into 15 different languages, to heavily embellished headphones with everything from gilded details to fur. Of course, everyone adored the last willowy gowns that were so youthfully adorned with scribbles akin to ones done by infants—infinitely dreamy and colourful, and similar to Angelina Jolie’s wedding gown with drawings by her children.


The family-driven aesthetic of the show was an incredibly refreshing change from other collections. While a wardrobe for the powerful modern working woman is always welcome, the Mediterranean spirit of the collection was embraced both by attendees, who were undoubtedly missing their families during the third week of the fashion month, and everyone else, myself included, reminding us of our love for our own mothers. After all, as Stefano stated, “who do you call when something goes wrong? Your mother. Who do you call when you’re excited? Your mother.” Victoria4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31All runway images via, backstage photographs via Vogue.

Victoria | Contributor, London
Fashion Contributor, London

Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.