Beauty Backstage- Dolce & Gabbana A/W ’13

In the world of fashion, the Dolce & Gabbana show was a lifetime ago, but in reality, it is a forward flash of the look we’ll be coveting and channelling next Autumn. 
As the industry continue to propose who we’ll be next year, this time in Paris, it seems in no way retrogressive to reconsider one of Milan’s stars- Dolce & Gabbana.

For Autumn/Winter, the design duo who have been building their Italian house for over 30 years, much-loved by Monica Bellucci and Naomi Campbell, once again re-examined their Italian heritage.

This time, Domenico and Stefano seemed in perfect sync with the Vatican, as they offered up an ecclesiastical visual feast of tunics and dresses, emblazoned with traditional religious images.

In terms of Beauty, models could be seen sporting what is fast-becoming the signature D&G eyeliner flick (a continuation from Spring/Summer ’13), teamed with perfectly painted scarlet lips. 

Inspired by iconic Italian beauty Sophia Loren, winged eyes and red lips were given further regality, with centre-parted beehives often stopped with a crown.
 As always it was a lesson in the Italian influence not only on fashion, but on beauty and how even today when the body ideal is still debated, the beauty ideal isn’t, it’s just more multi-racial and inclusive; I want to be a D&G princess! Just need to think of somewhere to wear my crown.

Jamila xx


Fashion Journalist and Beauty Blogger from London

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