Thursday 23rd February

| BY Jack Moss

Dolce & Gabbana: Ready-to-wear AW17

Italians are well known for their love of their mamas. And, to be honest, la familia in general. Haven’t you ever seen the Dolmio ads? Like that. And this, Dolce & Gabbana’s AW17 collection was all about family, beginning with some babes in arms carried on by a very attractive look couple – the children in tow dressed in top-to-toe Dolce & Gabbana, natch. Which is, by the way, the only acceptable way to bring a child within a ten meter radius of us. But this wasn’t just a family in the typical sense of the world – the Dolce family was instead populated with those young millennial sorts and influencers that first appeared in the men’s show, this time starring Austin Mahone, Lucky Blue Smith and celebrity spawns Sofia Richie and Anais Gallagher. The entire Dellal family. Clothing wise, this was molto glamoroso business as usual for the boys – sexy fitted dresses that gripped the body, silly pyjamas printed with roses, incredible brocade, lace and embroidery. And crowns. Which we are keen to wear. Can think of several members of Team Ten that would do unmentionable acts for the one that had QUEEN written across it. That said, the opulence was balanced out with something more streetwear-tinged – military jackets, trainers and jeans, emblazoned with moons and stars.