With NYFW coming up, I’ve been reflecting on some of my favorite recent shows. Far and away, the Dolce & Gabbana Menswear Fall 2010 has been one of my absolute favorites. Sharp menswear, sharp men, and amazing styling… what could be better? I loved the way the models walked the runway in small groupings, almost as if they were businessmen making their way to work on a Monday morning. Perfectly nonchalant.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said they were inspired by Baaria, a big-budget, sentimental sweep through 20th century Sicily — also Dolce’s birthplace — taking in fascism, war, communism and the Mafia.
They presented a mainly black, white and grey line, sending out models wearing knits over trousers that narrowed at the bottom, against a screen backdrop showing scenes of Baaria.
Vests were tucked into black washed-out jeans or long-john type trousers and shorts. White shirts were sleek and tucked into jeans or black trousers. They accessorized the look with black caps and boots.
While avant garde designs are always fun to see on the runway, there’s something to be said about an impeccably tailored suit in menswear that is hard to resist. Sleek, neat, and unmistakably masculine, Dolce &Gabbana hit the nail right on the head with this collection. It’s like dozens of James Bonds strutting down that runway. Perfection
You have to watch the video of this show for the full effect. It’s really quite stunning.
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