At the end of August, the Dolce & Gabbana fashion show had its place in Venice. This year, the Italian brand decided to launch the first-ever Home Collection at the Alta Moda couture show. The chic Home Collection of Dolce & Gabbana Casa includes lots of colorful details. We can admire seating, dining, or cabinetry. Each element is adorned in one of four signature motifs: Mediterranean Blue, Carretto, Leo, and Zebra.
ANIMAL PRINTS AND CARRETTO
The ground floor of Scuola Grande della Misericordia floats in a sea of leopard print, sultry lighting, and a cocktail bar. The intention on that floor clearly is to present the Italian way va-va-voom vision. What is more, it is also undoubtedly a celebration of the Italian craftspeople like it is visible in fashion collections as well.
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Dolce & Gabbana Casa is a showcase of the ‘fatto a mano’ (handmade). We can admire glass-blowing, hand-painted Sicilian ceramics, fine cabinetmaking, straw weaving, wood carving, and lush hand-loomed brocades all making an appearance.
In crafting their creations, Dolce & Gabbana Casa collaborated with several Venetian heritage brands and artists.
Starting with legendary Murano glassmakers like Barbini and ending with Salviatiluxury textile company Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua.
The eye-catching Carretto print is visible everywhere on the first floor of the building. For sure, the guests of the couture show were treated to an exuberant array of designs. The Sicilian folk-inspired motif dances up from the floor onto everything around – sofas, tables, cabinets, and the entire kitchen.
“We wanted an explosion of colors, emotions, scents. Each theme embodies a different lifestyle.” – Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana
The famous fashion brand decided to move from small appliances and objects to larger pieces of an interior. The point was to not just accent a space but create one.
The first floor also provides the perfect spot to display Dolce & Gabbana’s first foray into homewares. The limited-edition hand-painted fridges and a cute line of kitchen appliances for Smeg find their place in this area.
Since they made their runway debut in 1985, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have focused on capturing the essence of Italy in their bold, overtly feminine designs.
From their colorful Carretto print and other elements are drawn from the Sicilian folk tradition to fruit and flower-laden motifs that convey the spirit of the Mediterranean, to their celebration of Italian values and their love of lace and other adornments that pay tribute to the sultry femininity of Italian women, the design duo capture “Italianity” in its myriad forms.