by Jeremy Danté

MILAN – menswear in the setting of milan would not be complete without dolce & gabbana. the beloved italian label has seen it’s share of losses with the headlines of tax evasion and the emotions felt of betrayal by italians themselves. with all that said, this collection was beautiful. representing classic greece, beautifully thoughtful graphics of greek architecture were vividly splashed across collection pieces. the concept of gods and goddesses wasn’t far off by the looks of the model casting either. the men cast for dolce & gabbana shows are among the best, every season. we’ve seen the label clinging much more tightly to their european roots in the past several years, carefully orchestrating a streamline of this heritage through advertising, and the inclusion of regular italians. nothings more beautiful than a strong sense of reality and that’s what is given to us through stefano and domenico’s work, season by season. the collection images seen in the runway look book are nothing compared to seeing the show through a live stream. the atmosphere is created, the sound, the men, the clothes- it’s all very calming, style from a real sense of purity and a truly inspired level of execution. silouhettes in the collection ranged, some being seen as loose or casually effective for spring. the aesthetics of the collection were so well delivered it was as if you could see the collection advertising campaign unfolding onto the runway. the models appropriately donned gladiator sandals, while the ivory and gold toned palette brought about a feel of masculine romanticism that only dolce could deliver. a strong collection of thoughtful execution, a great representation of style for men in the spring. one of the best even this early into the spring show season.

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