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RUNWAY REPORT.....Milan Fashion Week: Dolce & Gabbana S/S 2012

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Nonna Chic
Farmer's Market Goes Couture: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012
Spring 2012 Milan Fashion Week just ended and one of the highlights was of course, the Dolce & Gabbana Show. As you know, D&G is finito, done. And with that, naturally there was lots of editorial, buyer and press interest on what designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana would show for Spring 2012. Here's a given: We know that Dolce & Gabbana really know how to play with a theme. They pick one and run with it. They might be holding a Campari with Soda as their running...but they're running nonetheless. You MUST watch the video (Below after the photos) to get the whole effect of the show. Let's just say that only Dolce & Gabbana could create a theme that could only be referred to as "Grandma Chic" or Nonna Chic!
Grandma's Here...And She's Looking for Cocktails: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012
For Spring 2012, they showed lots of printed EVERYTHING--from bra tops, pleated dirndl skirts, rompers, swimsuits, and Ladies-Who-Lunch sheath dresses and suits. There was also lots of heavy applique lace... Plastic skirts, suits and even coats, Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 Lace and even POM POMS, Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012
Sequin Ragazze: Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012
And of course, LOTS of sequins, in every variety--from heavy be-jeweled ones to cluttered multi-colored ones. Sequins and LOTS of them, are a HUGE Spring 2012 Trend and they were right there! Front Row and Center! The accessories were also the Stars. Take a look at the crochet, lace and plastic pumps. No really, take a look, because the FIERCEST of Fashionistas will be, no doubt, wearing them next Spring/Summer:
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012
And of course, there were the purses. I have a feeling that Domenico and Stefano sent their Design Assistants to peruse a whole lot of "vintage"/second-hand stores from New Jersey to Wisconsin--to find "inspiration" in these purses. They are so "old School" Church Lady"/Grandma, all that she's missing is her mini-bible from 1963:
Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012
Click Below for the Full Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 Runway Show:

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