Dolce & Gabbana: Menswear AW17
In a fairytale castle setting, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana unveiled a cast of a thousand looks – or, at least, a hundred and something – in a spectacle that rivalled any thirties Hollywood epic. But the mood wasn’t then, it was right here and now – and relentlessly young. The millennial seated alongside the D&G catwalk last womenswear season took to the catwalk instead: Cameron Dallas, a Youtube star who’s spun out a Netflix series from his fanbase of multiple millions, and causes a near-riot upon his every appearance, was the opening model; Austin Mahone, another Youtube – this time a recording artist pipped to be the next Justin Bieber – performed live. And other models included Lucky Blue Smith, the Sophia and Sistine Stallone, Sylvester’s daughters. Not that this collection was only for the sons and daughters of stars, with its slick bejewelled suiting and elegant lace dresses: Dolce and Gabbana combined mens and womens – although you felt it was less about commercialism, and more about expressing that idea of millennialism, gender fluidity and all. Millennialism doesn’t mean minimalism: this was a classic Dolce romp of luscious decoration and unbridled riches. Well, what else could you give to a DG Prince, which was the title Dolce and Gabbana gave to the social media moguls – and embroidered on some of the clothes they wore. There were even a few crowns.
Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans