Dolce & Gabbana SS15

Wearing red to a bullfight: a love letter to the drama and ceremony of Spanish tradition

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Dolce & Gabbana SS15 Mens collections, Dazed
Dolce & Gabbana SS15 Photography Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

A crimson-hued tribute to traditional Spain, complete with charging bulls, matador costumes and Flamenco-inspired polka dots.

Spain through Italy:

The show was a distinctly Dolce & Gabbana channeling of the ceremony and drama of the historical Spanish influence in Italy, where Spain ruled Sicily between the late 1400s and 1713. Silk jackets with heavy black embroidery were paired with cropped trousers to become the costume of the matador, the traditional gold swapped for darker jewel tones. Presented next to three-piece suits, sporty vests and oversized silk t-shirts were screen-printed with charging bulls, whilst polka dots in different colour combinations – a nod to traditional Flamenco dresses – covered suits and t-shirts. 

Profondo Rosso:

Dolce & Gabbana have perhaps never heard the phrase ‘don’t wear red to a bullfight’, as the colour led the collection, even carpeting the catwalk itself. For the finale, the cast of models flooded the floor in silk suits in differing shades of red.

The soundtrack to Dolce & Gabbana SS15:

Last season D&G got medieval, taking us back to a time of great Italian dynasties with fur and jewels. See it below:

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