Once in a great while, there is a collection that blows me away. Dolce Gabbana’s Fall/Winter 2014 was one of those dreamy, art inspired collections that I can’t stop thinking about! In my eyes, this label can do no wrong. They always make beautiful garments, most of which reference Italian art and history. This year, they looked to Byzantine art that is so prevalent in Italy.
Look at how the dress above (image courtesy of Style.com) has a geometric printed textile that mimics the gold coated mosaic bits of stone and glass. The crown on the figure looks to have hand-sewn embellishments. Looks a lot like this this Byzantine mosaic, doesn’t it? The way the head is gestured, the crown with three points, even the eyes and crook of the nose all looks the same . . .
Image courtesy of Orthodox Northwest.
There were so many great looks! I tried to pick a few that had a strong correlation to existing mosaics. This dress certainly looks like it was inspired by the mosaic of Saint Michael, the Archangel. Take a look:
The red halo, the blue tunic with golden Maltese crosses, the geometric patterned stole. It’s all the same!
The general patterns are a really close match, too! Take a look at this hemline . . .
compared to this detail . .
The accessories are so amazing, too! Look a this handbag. It really resembles Justinian, don’t you think?
It’s not an exact match, but pretty close. The crown is a different color and shape, the jewelry is different – but the clothing is draped the same way and fastened with a similar brooch.
The collection is pretty dreamy. Be on the lookout for Byzantine inspired fashion.