In a collection of all black and white, Dolce & Gabbana’s S/S 24 presentation, “WOMAN,” is a captivating homage to femininity’s multifaceted allure. Drawing deeply from their well-established Sicilian influence, the designers effortlessly traverse decades from Deneuve’s 1960s iconic styled shifts to the predominant lingerie styles of now.
Their Instagram teaser before the show displayed the intricate details of the ateliers working on finessing the sheer chiffon, crafting them into flowing polka dot printed dresses that could easily have stepped straight out of Dolce Vite. Every detail was perfection, from the corsetry boning to the lightness of the frills, and as we know, Dolce and Gabbana are renowned for a masterclass in tailoring.
The intricate play between sheer chiffon and corsetry symbolizes a delicate dance between vulnerability and empowerment. Seduction is manifested not just through the overt showcase of skin or the embrace of lingerie as outerwear. Instead, it’s equally evoked through the hints of sheer and glossy trenches that transport one back to a time when fashion was as much about what was left to the imagination as it was about revelation.