Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana launched their Summer 2014 collection with a collection inspired by ancient Sicily.
Prints included in the collection were lithography of ancient Sicilian temples, as well as prints of ancient coins which were used in the various cities of the island. Traditional decorations of Sicilian ceramics and maioliche (Sicilian traditional glazed pottery), also featured were almond tree flowers, hand-painted and applied on the fabric to obtain a three dimensional effect and polka-dots.
While fabric didn’t disappoint with macramé, organza lace, brocade and perforated brocade, lacquered silk, chiffon, organza were used throughout the collection. The designers also showcased their latest accessories, with the latest bags on the runway with the newest Eva and Sara bags shown alongside the classic Dolce & Gabbana iconic Sicily and Dolce Bags, which were created in various materials and leathers. Shoes were column-shaped high-heel shoes as well as inlaid wood wedges decorated with coins and stones. Flats included sandals with coins and stones. Headbands were featured and belts made of golden antique coins.
The show ended with a showcase of gold lace dresses in various different shapes and styles.