The global brand of Dolce and Gabbana got its start more than 35 years ago when Domenico Dolce called the Italian fashion house where Stefano Gabbana was working. When the time was right, the two men went into business together and launched the Dolce & Gabbana brand. The duo made an exciting debut during Milan Fashion Week. The fresh energy and creative innovation they showcased in Milan did not go unnoticed, and one year later, the Dolce & Gabbana store opened its doors to the public.
As the Dolce & Gabbana brand grows, its reach is expanding. This article explores how the famous fashion house enjoys making its mark on the fashion world, dressing some of the world’s top celebrities, and using collaboration and partnerships to launch exciting new products.
Influence on Fashion Trends
Shortly after their first collection, Dolce & Gabbana launched knitwear, beachwear, and lingerie lines. They produced a ready-to-wear line in the late 1980s, and their men’s collection followed shortly thereafter. They became known for many statement looks, including:
- Sensual Sicilian slip dresses
- Menswear-inspired pantsuits for women
- Jewel-encrusted corsets
- Feminine, colorful dresses
- Bold pieces embellished by embroidery, animal prints, and lace
The brand also expanded to include accessories. The watch, eyewear, and fragrance collections have become very popular worldwide.
Collaborations With Celebrities
Many celebrities look to the Dolce & Gabanna house for its creative yet tasteful fashion sense. Stars who have enjoyed wearing this famous Italian brand include Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Doja Cat, Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Adam Lambert, Christian Bale, Kylie Minogue, and Sean Combs.
Partnerships With Emerging Designers
When young designers are trying to launch, the guidance and support of a major fashion house like Dolce & Gabbana can be invaluable. Miss Sohee and Harris Reed are both emerging designers who have recently enjoyed partnering with the Italian fashion house.
Korean-born, London-based Miss Sohee is making a name for herself in the fashion world. Already seen on top celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus, Miss Sohee’s pieces are gaining notoriety for their sculptured silhouettes, floral inspiration, and ethereal aesthetic.
Dolce & Gabbana is currently providing logistical support and creative encouragement to Miss Sohee, and expectations are high for the upcoming collection. It will be unveiled in February during Milan Fashion Week.
Up-and-coming designer Harris Reed has also enjoyed collaborating with Dolce & Gabbana. Their joint creation was recently showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala when supermodel Iman walked the red carpet wearing a stunning look that was both ethereal and bold. The look included a bustier and pants of gold brocade topped by an overskirt with cage-like ribbing and feathers. The piece de la resistance was a stunning gold feathered headpiece that radiated from Iman’s head.
Collaborations With Other Business Sectors
The Dolce & Gabbana brand hasn’t limited itself to only fashion. Instead, the fashion house has collaborated with other business sectors to put its stamp on various products.
In collaboration with Italian winemaker Donnafugata, several wines bearing the Dolce & Gabbana label have been released. The wines are inspired by Sicily’s culture, sights, and sounds, including red, white, and rosé options.
If you want a bold statement in your kitchen, you should consider one of the colorful appliances created by Dolce & Gabanna and Smeg, a well-respected Italian appliance company. These stunning pieces include tea kettles, toasters, coffee makers, mixers, juicers, and blenders.
Decades after its launch in Milan, Italy, the fashion house of Dolce & Gabbana continues to impact the fashion world. By supporting young emerging designers and stepping outside the traditional boundaries of fashion, the Dolce & Gabbana brand continues to evolve and expand.
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