Inspiration: Surrealism. A fascination with artists like Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, with the artistic wave of the 1920s and with the breaking of the rules brought the dreams, the absurd, the game and the unthinkable in art, stating that when it comes to creativity anything is possible. This is the philosophy behind the Fall/Winter 2009/2010 Dolce&Gabbana; collection that brings to life a luxurious and feminine, yet absolutely innovative fashion, playing with new proportions and the pairing of very different fabrics, precious materials and unexpected details.
Fabrics and Materials: Silk Mikado with velvet prints, brocade, georgette plissé, wool crêpe, cloth, leather, cashmere, tweed, flocade, Astrakhan, Kidassia and fox furs.
Colours: Black and white. Shocking pink. Grey. Blue. Gold touches.
Style: Coats, dresses and capes with important shoulders, butterflies or shell shaped without any internal structure. Short jackets made of different kinds of fur or with black fur pom-poms closed with uniquely shaped jewelled buttons, for example hands that hold roses. The jewelled buttons are made of turquoise, coral, amethyst, shell and wood. Long shocking pink Kidassia furs. Short brocade jackets with fox fur shoulders and Astrakhan on the back to be worn with plissé georgette skirts. Cloth cloaks entirely made of frills and capes with butterfly-shaped shoulders. White Mikado dresses with pressed nets pattern, velvet print dresses with abstract drawings and fur details. More at dolcegabbana.com.