I’m aware that at times the blog may seem to be a menswear blog, but it’s not… it’s not! It’s just that some kind of way I’ve been subscribing to more menswear blogs(probably because the industry is going) and I just happen to be posting more and more menswear things. Plus well… it is Menswear month… but come next month we should have alot more womenswear. That being said let’s get into the campaign for Dolce and Gabbana Spring 2010 Woman.
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So all of our readers should by now have it into their heads that we can’t shorten Dolce and Gabbana to D&G because they are two separate lines( you do remember that right). What you guys probably don’t know is that I don’t like it when labels and magazines use actors, actresses, and performers like music artists to model their things just for name recognition. I see dancers as different because normally they don’t bring name recognition to the table, they just bring an awareness of their bodies.
Anyways on this occasion I wasn’t too angry seeing as Madonna did a decent job(it was excellent compared to the mess that was the Louis Vuitton ads she did). I’d already seen peaks of the campaign, as many people did when they were first released and I started critiquing immediately. But after seeing the campaign in it’s entirety… I’m not TOO mad about it… plus it’s in black in white. I love classic black and white!
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When a friend asked last week about trends I began to think. I’ve been digesting so much fashion that sometimes I don’t really take the time to reflect and think how will this play out, what will get picked up and what won’t. Well at that time I spounted out alot of different trends and held on to a few. Dolce and Gabbana with this Fall of 2010 line hit many of them on the mark including texture, fit and neutrality in color.
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If you know my style sense, you know that for men I’ve always had an affinity for the dandy. Moreover I’ve always had an affinity for wearability. Dolce and Gabbana most definitely hit both of these nails on the head with this line. Actually the clothes seem to be worn in, with dirtied boots and wrinkled clothing. The materials and cuts bring me back to the Sherlock Holmes movie I saw earlier in the week(WHICH I LOVED!)
The show stays true to the Dolce and Gabbana man of course with more work oriented clothing as well… and while I could of course do without one particular print they used, all in all, I think the show was excellent.
In case you didn’t know or ever weren’t quite sure we here at 803 are Dolce and Gabbana fans(we are D&G fans to… please remember they are TWO SEPARATE LINES). So I atleast have been following the progression of this campaign since December the 29, when backstage footage was posted. I instantly fell in love with the dirty, mafia inspired, streets of Sicily vibe that the production. I also applaud Dolce and Gabbana for making the models earn their money, they really had to model in this editorial. And to be entirely truthful, I think that Adam Senn, Noah Mills, Sam Webb, and David Gandy pulled it off quite well.
So Dolce and Gabbana are always known for giving us racy ads, commercials and editorials. All of there lines do that, Dolce and Gabbana, D&G, as well as D&G Time. I should go ahead and clear that up though, Dolce and Gabbana and D&G are two separate lines. D&G is a younger version of Dolce and Gabbana and operates at a lower price point. Some tout is as a Diffusion line of Dolce and Gabbana. In addition to these lines I believe there is also a D&G Junior line and maybe even a D&G Jewels line.
Anyways with that all said and done, this ad here made me sigh. Not because it’s not edgy or racy, but because it’s an edgy/raciness I’ve already seen… in Gossip Girl no less(although apparently the Dolce and Gabbana camp are very GG-esque, follow @milanlady for more information). My friend recently did an article on the emergence of threesomes for the campus newspaper and she sited the GG episode, as well as Britney’s latest song “3”. While I have not participated in a menage-a-trois myself, I don’t condemn them. The thing is, I have come to expect a new racy from D&G and frankly, this one is getting a bit tired.