Catwalk winter inspiration: D&G Ready-to-wear Milan FW 2006

Catwalk winter inspiration: D&G Ready-to-wear Milan FW 2006

I don’t know how frequent posts like this will be on my blog. I just got a bit struck by inspiration while looking through Liz Lisa Winter 2007/8 catalogs as it brought back memories of the all-white trend. At the time, I was a teen in high school and still heavily into western goth scene as well as lolita, all that while gradually becoming more and more invested in Japanese alternative fashion in general. All that to say that I have never actually actively participated in the more mainstream trends. Either way, it did bring back memories of the iconic Dolce & Gabbana Winter 2006 show and got me wondering if some of it was inspiration for Liz Lisa’s designers too. Most reading this don’t know this, but my first choice of major at uni was actually Fashion & Design, so these type of things do interest me quite a bit.

The show is the quintessence of the mid-2000’s. We got it all: the sparkly bling, oversized beanies, micro shorts, nordic knit print, big ugg-like snow/moon boots, hobo bags and even ipod accessories! All that to the rhythm of Madonna’s Confessions on a Dance Floor and closed off with the Christmas staple (in February!!!): ‘All I Want for Christmas” by Mariah Carey while the models hopped around the stage dressed as Santa’s helpers. Mid 2yk vibes were very strong in this show.

The focus of this collection is definitely textures and layers with pretty much every look being kept in tones and shades of white with the occasional pop of color being used such as the nordic knit pattern in blue or the red tartan. There is chunky cable knit ponchos, huge oversized beanies and a whole lotta pom-poms. Most jewelry and accessories is kept in tones of silver while the fabrics and materials appear to be predominately wool, cashmere, mohair and angora.

The whole collection gives me romantic, cozy with a strong vibe of kitsch (isn’t that just D&G in general though?). I’d really like to try and create a look like this the upcoming winter – all white with focus on textures and the feel of fabric.

D&G at Milan Fashion Week Fall 2006 via Livingly

D&G Fall 2006 Ready-to-Wear via Vogue

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