Italian fashion duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana presented a ‘come to bed’-based collection this week in Milan. With VIP guests including Jennifer Lopez and Mark Anthony in the audience for the D&G show, the designers unveiled their new line for spring entitled “Pyjama Baroque”.
Traditional men’s pyjamas are the inspiration for the designs, which encompassed silk pyjama jackets in red and navy polka-dots styled with ostrich feather and crystal bead skirts. The pyjama top was even presented as the ideal choice for an evening out. In a silvery hue it lent its lines to the top half of a ballgown - teamed with a metallic tulle crinoline embellished with dozens of silk roses, peonies and camellias.
The alternative tack received an enthusiastic reception from front row guests, who also included Dita Von Teese and new parents Matthew McConaughey and his Brazilian model partner Camilla Alves. All moved onto designer Domenico’s golden age-themed 50th birthday party.
At Versace the approach for next season was futuristic, with boxy, spaceman-inspired jackets, the silhouettes of which were textured with gleaming, gold and silver crocodile-style detailing. Another collection highlight was a series of mini-dresses in candy pink, fluorescent yellow and monochrome.