Thursday, 15 July 2010

A Sexy Après-Ski ... D&G Fall/Winter 2010

How does Lady Gaga ski, I wonder? Does she put on a pair of pants or does she stick to her ‘no pants’ fashion policy?

Well, I guess no one knows the answer though because a) summer is still here and b) there are no reports confirming that Gaga will be heading to Aspen for a winter break anytime soon. Unless if she’s throwing one of her supe
r theatrical concerts at the world famous ski retreat. Although the recent spring/summer collection was imbued with no pants silhouette like the body-con bodysuits panelled with floral printed fabrics (Beyoncé spotted one in her ‘Why Don’t You Love Me’ video recently), Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce are reprising the style in their fall/winter 2010 collection.

Staged on the runway against a makeshift log cabin background, the duo launched a series of knitted bodysuits and dresses imbued
with traditional Christmas-y motifs of snowflakes and reindeers, side by side with sheer and voluminous pieces crafted in airy chiffon, laces and plethora of furs. First, let’s start with the knits. As we know, traditionally knits are associated with sweaters, pullovers or jumpers.

But aside from being transformed into bodysuits embellished with cheeky holiday motifs, Creative Directors Stefano and Domenico too have given a lease of new life to the fabric that was once reserved for harsh climate cover ups. Strapless top with stripe motifs; corseted top in plain Christmas red; peplumed mini dress with corseted top in classic black and white motifs and reindeer-patterned knitted top with sheer long sleeves and matching sheer skirt are among the pieces crafted by the duo that are set to redefine the meaning of knitwear. Though woollen knitwear may not be suitable for our hot and humid climate, consider them as a great investment since some of the pieces are suitable for working as most offices in Malaysia are heavily air-conditioned.

On the other hand, fans of sheer clothing will be extremely happy with the duo’s offering of gossamer gowns, dresses and ensembles. Elegant and classic, most of the sheer outfits are drenched in monotonous hues and richly adorned with Lapp-inspired motifs.
Furthermore, the amount of volume pumped into the skirts would certainly remind you of the classic country girl dresses, which was popular back in the 50s and 60s. You know, the type worn by the girls for summer picnics. Now, if you’re still doomed by the recession then take my words: buy them and wear them forever. To add a bit of 70s flair in your style, pair a sheer tie-front printed blouse with a pair of hip-hugging trousers to achieve that desired look. Ski goggles are optional, though.

And what is fall/winter without the presence of fur, right? Aside from the furry mukluks, which are the style staple for the season, do invest in one or two or all of their finely crafted fur coats. Fluffy and posh, the coats look great if matched with the mukluks and headgear. Though they look heavy, the warmth that you gain when putting them on, and the immense exposure that you will get from the paparazzi when walking out of that Chaumet store with your beau are … priceless! But say there’s no allowance for a fur coat this season; invest on the knitted scarves instead.

As for men, the nuances and the mood are also the same but don’t let your hands off the finely cut and tailored tux for fashion sake. They are perfect for your Christmas and New Year’s Eve ball celebrations. D&G fall/winter 2010 collection will be available soon at all standalone D&G stores, select multi-brand stores and department stores in September 2010.

*Photos by Style.com


D&G at HIT Gallery – Ground Floor, Melium Galleria, Suria KLCC; Jalan Ampang, 50088 Kuala Lumpur.

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