Last September, in a spring collection for the firm of body and young of heart, D&G went out with a bang. The Italian design duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana delivered polka dots, flowers, butterflies, and silk scarves from their back catalogues, knotted into a tiny strapless cocktail dress at one point, with pounds of swirling color-clash, and prints of crests and medallions. This collection, which has just very recently gone on sale, is D&G’s last. As the younger, more flamboyant diffusion line of Dolce & Gabbana, the designers plan to instead incorporate it into, strengthen and expand their signature line.
One of the few luxury brands without a standout accessory, jewellery, and more importantly, shoe collection, this integration could see the designers put a lot more focus into making more covetable pieces we can’t live without. Gabbana told WWD last year he and Dolce had been mulling over the idea of focusing on their signature line for about two years and were excited about the prospect of further growing it by “working on its DNA.”
Dolce explained, “Without taking the style into consideration, ever since the early days, we were always looking at the Chanel Maison as an example, one with one single brand. We think that in order to work well, to be in the market for a long time, and to leave something after us, there must be only one brand and not two,” said Gabbana.
It’s the end of a fashion era, but the start of a new one, as having one strong signature brand will allow the company to reach out to a wider customer base and offer a more extensive product range, like must-have shoes. And now that D&G is finito, this collection will be your last chance to buy a piece of the beloved D&G line. Their souvenir prints of seaside Italian scenes will be collectors items in more way than one.
Mixed and matched onto dresses, blouses, skirts, bloomers, and even shoes, the scarf patterns are better brighter, and when teamed with a printed trouser, a colour-pop skirt, or just a simple pair of jeans, they lend that little bit of glamour reminiscent of picturesque summers in a small town in southern Italy, something that you won’t regret investing in, especially when you’re buying a piece of history.
To celebrate the end of the D&G line, my-wardrobe, have teamed up with the brand to offer its customers several exclusive items, which includes one of the collection’s highlights ,a printed shirt covered in delicious fruits. While it may be goodbye to the clothes that we’ve loved dancing in since the diffusion’s inception 18 years ago, the designers explained that customers will still be able to see the D&G logo, but from now on, only as an abbreviation of their surnames.