Dolce & Gabbana play with the tuxedo for womenswear at Milan Fashion

By Thomson Reuters Feb 24, 2024 | 9:26 AM

MILAN (Reuters) – Dolce & Gabbana offered an array of looks inspired by the tuxedo at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday, where the Italian luxury label presented a mainly black womenswear collection for next fall.

The autumn/winter 2024 show, called “Tuxedo”, opened with cropped jackets and tied skirts slit at the front, followed by outfits and coats inspired by the formal wear.

Models wore sashes with knee-length shorts or cigarette trousers, halternecks and waistcoats inspired by tuxedo jackets and embroidered lace dresses.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana put bows on black sheer blouses as well as shoes, sometimes sparkling.

The looks were mainly all in black, with dabs of leopard print, a few shimmering silver creations and a chiffon blouse and dress adorned in large gold polka dot prints.

Models, including Naomi Campbell, wore black hats with netted veils.

Earlier at Ferragamo, designer Maximilian Davis looked to the 1920s for inspiration, presenting dresses with dropped waistlines, feather embellishments or sequins.

Wool jackets and coats with broad shoulders were contrasted with organdie dresses and sheer skirts in the collection called “Spirit”, and which featured autumnal hues, bright red, mustard and black. Footwear consisted of thigh-high boots, stilettos and shoes adorned with feathers.

“The 1920s used clothing as a way to celebrate freedom,” Davis said in show notes.

“And that expression of freedom is something which resonates with me, with my heritage, and with Ferragamo.”

Milan Fashion Week runs until Monday.

(Reporting by Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Elisa Anzolin, Editing by Louise Heavens)