Show report: D&G S/S’12

With the announcement that this collection would be their last, we celebrate the last ever D&G show

Never known for being wallflowers of the fashion world, D&G can always be relied on for some excitement – and this season’s collection was no exception.

To the invigorating tones of a James Brown/Prince mash-up, models emerged in a riot of colourful scarves and patterned silks, oversized hats, vertiginous wedges and eye-catching clutches.

After last season’s 80s-inspired alphabet fest, the tone for spring summer at D&G was more 70s – think kaftans and floaty dresses. But there was still a smattering of high-octane glamour with silk bandeau dresses, sheer tops and swimwear on show.

The result? An uplifting, feel-good collection that – with the benefit of hindsight – those present felt privileged to have been a part of.


Because as the designers took their bow, a perfectly timed email pinged into the BlackBerries of the assembled fashion editors announcing that the spring summer 2012 collection would be D&G’s last.

From the upcoming seasons, D&G will become part of Dolce&Gabbana. Domenico and Stefano said that they were ‘happy’ with the decision and wrote in their statement:

‘To us, it’s like going back to when we began our adventure: full of ideas.’

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