The D&G’s show embodies Wilde’s visionary soul thanks to printed tailcoats and tapestries on finished garments, whose unfocused images remind us of the imprecise reality of dreams.
Fabrics and materials: Sleek velvets, printed brocades, wool/silk, different weights, pinstripes, cashmere, denim, astrakhan, brocade with flock treatment.
Colours: Grey, black, burgundy, bottle green, blue and antique gold touches.
Style: Aristocratic and dandy, it recalls the English sartorial tradition with numerous tailcoats with real or printed elements. Military rigour and shawl collar lapels define the style, to wear with velvet or pinstriped trousers, and sharply cut or ripped denim. Velvet or brocade waistcoats worn underneath various blazers in sleek, jacquard or printed velvet. The trench-coats in grey Astrakhan or enriched by military details substitute classic coats. Chunky cashmere knits with tapestry prints, or brocade-detailed and fur-lined tailcoats to wear with formal trousers. Elegant jackets in three materials: velvet, satin and tie-inspired fabric. Blue monogrammed Oxford shirts in either twill or cotton, to wear during the day underneath blazers and tailcoats. T-shirts portraying Oscar Wilde and the painting “Leonidas at Thermopylae” by Jacques-Louis David
Finale: Suits with laminated brocade jackets worn with rigorously white shirts and matching satin and brocade bow-ties. Morning suit trousers and velvet slippers.
Accessories: Billy Bag in two different sizes made of black, military green, brown and twotoned leather. Blue, burgundy, green or tapestry printed velvet slippers. Velvet shoes embroidered with golden tinsels, or in jacquard velvet with flock treatment. Lace-up or elasticated Derbys in brushed leather. Crushed velvet and silk scarves.
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