A collection of everchanging keywords

The attention that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana reserve in talking to the new generations is worthy of praise.

They did it in the past by bringing tiktokers and youtubers to the front row and on the catwalks of their fashion shows, and they do it again today with the presentation of their fall/winter 2022-2023 man collection, looking at the future with curiosity, and leaving their comfort zone by continuing to question themselves.

The star of the show is Machine Gun Kelly, the american rapper, singer, and actor, future husband

of Megan Fox and idol of generation Z, known for his taste for tailor suits with baroque decoration.

Dolce & Gabbana has developed the concept of freedom of expression and freedom of style into 107 looks that pay homage to two universes: music and metaverse – the universe beyond the borders of reality, expanding in real time, and restoring a sense of identity that flows over time.

Everything translates into a sort of stylized anarchy that bounces from the decorations of the Metropol to the graffiti of Boche/Thoro @bocheone who, with his imaginary universe drawn from continuous experimentation and a multidisciplinary approach, decorates the oversize ski suits.

Coats are made of heavy fabrics, as in the English tailoring tradition. Jackets are transformed, with deconstructed shoulders for the day, while in the night they become very large in the smokings suits with marked waistline.

The concept of the shirt is reinvented, starting from the front bib, made of the same fabric as the suit, to visually uniform the silhouette.

A decorative eclecticism encountering the new generations, who love to buy, but have a strong ecologic awareness. Sustainability then, welcomed by the brand as a challenge, and taken to the catwalk with sumptuous ecological fur, made of a truly non polluting material, resulting from a two year research, and looking perfectly close to real.

This eco evolution is also tangible in the accessories: snow boots are in eco fur or quilted nylon, the “Toy” shoe – ultralight, futuristic and comfortable – made of rubber, in glossy, satin or characterized by graffiti. As well as glasses and masks, protagonists of the show, inspired by the Metaverse, and resulting in objects that tell us about us an interconnected and ultra-technological future.

A reality consistent throughout the collection and reiterated at the end of the show.

“Young generations like fashion because it is an expression of people, aggregation, personality. The sense of fashion does not change, it remains attractive”. “What changes is the way of matching up things, and what you have seen today is the proof of the many solutions that may exist in the near future”.

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