Despite a global coronavirus pandemic, you can’t manage to rain on Dolce&Gabbana’s fashionable menswear parade. Originally, the dynamic duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana had planned to show a collection in the traditional runway format with guests coming from afar and a decent audience (while still following COVID-19 guidelines.) With travel restrictions dashing the dreams of their original plans, the show still went on. The collection presented was inspired by the e-boy/e-girl motif that was also seen in Dolce&Gabbana’s most recent couture show.
As it has for the past several years, social media played a major part in Dolce&Gabbana’s design inspiration as they work to cater to the TikTok generation. If there was one word to describe the brand’s latest collection it would be “youthquake.” Blazers were done in wider cuts, models donned black nail polish, and even the opening ensemble featured a piece we all know and love at AS IF, “the murse.” The suits with sneakers approach to tailored dressing was also on display, because gone are the conventional days of needing a loafer for your suit. Statement pieces ranged from large sunglasses with a wraparound oversized gold chain, chain link gold logo belts, and a gold puffer worthy of the latest top ten hip-hop video. It’s a new era for the Dolce&Gabbana man that was ushered in sans audience but wasn’t without its spectators.