Saturday, 28 February 2009

Roving Reporter : D & G

For S/S 09 D & G have been championing all day pyjama wearing. Now my friends will tell you that I am generally up for a full day of PJ wearing, but normally and quite frankly thankfully only in my house! So I have to admit for S/S I kind of lost faith in my favourite design duo. However I'm pleased to say that this delightful duo are back to top form with a beautiful collection that has a fabulous vintage feel to it.

The colour palette is fantastically muted in monochrome tones, teamed with nude shades and accented with a black/blue, yellow and berry coloured highlights (that sounds like a bad dye job).
The antique, nude style tones gave the whole collection a vintage feel, accentuated by the 'poster/painting' like prints used within the collection. There was also Rococo style wallpaper prints that really had a beautifully, classic, French feel.
Silhouettes reflected a host of influences. Most notably was the resurrection of the military vibe, often popular in A/W collections, was barely touched upon at London or New York, but here jackets were treated to military button and stitch detailing and up-to-date versions of one of my favourite and most impractical looks, 'the cape'.

D & G presented a host of cape styles in nude tones that ranged from block colour, fur and leopard print. Left loose, these beautiful pieces of outerwear are so vintage looking that they will be trend defying and I am definitely in love!

Trouser shapes on the other hand were far more sleek. Straight cuts, front creases, this was an extremely chic and tailored look for the modern woman. A nice change from the peg leg and harem shape that seems to be plaguing the catwalk elsewhere.

Accentuated hips are everywhere still and it seems D&G are determined to stick to this space age style trend, set about by Balenciaga too! There were bodiced dresses that went into extremely sculptured skirt shapes, that were often very mini in length, which fits with the D&G young, hip, Li-Lo clientele.

My pick of the bunch though, was a multi tiered, ballerina style skirt in white tulle that skimmed the models ankle, teamed nonchalantly with a printed tee, black belt and pale pink cape. That look to me epitomises the D&G girl, young, playful, fun and into making a fashion look seem easy. After all D&G are just brill!

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