Dolce & Gabbana presented their Spring/Summer 2020 collection, “Sicilian Tropical,” over the notes of an extended remix of Takagi & Ketra’s Jambo. The show venue was transformed into an indoor tropical garden, framing a leopard-print runway full of a playful mix of prints, patterns, and materials. Elements from the ‘40s and ‘50s abounded, like pin-ups, tropical fruits, vintage cars, and an underlying Italian feel “all shaken up to maybe make something new,” as Stefano himself said.
Central pieces to the collection were tailored khakis, printed shirts, archival jackets, silky pajamas, and a duster reinvented as the new Vestaglia. With the collection the designers also introduced a new shoe shape: the NS1 sneaker. With a total of 119 looks Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection presented a great variety of flavors and colors, shapes and forms, clothes ranging from the finest Italian-tailored suits reinvented to match the theme while keeping a classic feel, to more playful sports uniforms and bathing suits to appeal to the lively millennials. The broad range was skillfully amalgamated by Domenico and Stefano to create something indeed unexpected and captivating.