FashionDolce & Gabbana Spring 1999 Ready-to-Wear

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 1999 Ready-to-Wear

-

- Advertisment -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

Editor’s Note: This year marks the tenth anniversary of Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda, which will be celebrated with a show in Sicily, Italy. Ahead of that event, we’re revisiting some of the label’s 1990s shows. The spring 1997 collection was presented in October 1996 in Milan.

In 2009 Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana would make headlines for seating bloggers, considered upstart outsiders by many, alongside established print editors. Their interest in technology predates this by a decade however. The title of their spring 1999 show—as reported by the *Los Angeles Times—*was Sicily Through the Internet, which translated, in part, to a mix of advanced fabric and natural motifs, i.e. swimming sardines hand-painted on a coated material.

Miuccia Prada’s use of industrial nylon in the 1980s kicked off an interest in so-called technical fabrics that reached a peak around the turn of the century (at least in terms of press coverage). Sports references like wide cargo pants and tanks tops aside, Dolce and Gabbana mainly stuck with their body-hugging and lingerie silhouettes this season, but rendered them using unexpected materials, like a shiny hologram-effect fabric, lacquered silk, rubberized silk, and latex with lace ironed into it. Warp prints had what might now be called a glitch effect.

Despite the slick technological vibe, the mood was somber: About half the show was rendered in black. However, there was a certain frisson created between the soberness of the hue and the sexiness of the cuts. Ultra fitted and mini cardigans were paired with slim strapless dresses or high waisted pants, and created a very high midriff effect that was a cut above.

Read More

Latest news

- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_imgspot_img

Similarity of hepatocytes from liver and from stem cells improved

<div data-src="https://scx2.b-cdn.net/gfx/news/2022/similarity-of-hepatocy.jpg" data-sub-html="Credit: Patrick Nell et al, Journal of Hepatology (2022)....

Must read

Rivian, Lucid rush to help buyers with existing EV tax credit before it expires

Luxury electric vehicle startups Rivian Automotive and Lucid Motors...

Aston Martin DBR22 concept car bows at Pebble Beach

Aston Martin is rolling out a concept car this...

VW, Mahindra deepen EV component cooperation

FRANKFURT -- Volkswagen Group and Mahindra and Mahindra will...
- Advertisement -spot_imgspot_imgspot_img

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you