D&G Spring 2012 Collection

Posted on September 23, 2011

 

D&G Spring 2012 Collection
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana announced that this would be the last D&G collection, and they apparently decided to go out with a bright and bold bang. The collection was designed using colorful scarves from the label in polka dot, medallion, floral, stripes, and butterfly prints. You would think an entire collection rendered in scarves would get a little repetitive if not a little Stevie Nicks circa 1978, but this is D&G we’re talking about here. Which means it’s bright, graphic, and sexy with that Italian flair they do so well. It’s all about making women look happy, sexy and comfortable. Even the shoes are made out of brightly colored scarves.

D&G Spring 2012 Collection

D&G Spring 2012 Collection

D&G Spring 2012 Collection

D&G Spring 2012 Collection

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    It’s all a lot of fun if not a bit Versace circa flygirl 1990s.

  • Rand Ortega

    Happy, sexy clothes.
    I’ll take 1 of each, please!

  • Anonymous

    Gaga will love it.  She’s been on that vintage Versace kick lately.

  • Anonymous

    So very, very pretty!  Sexy and flirty yes, but some of the peices have the substance and coverage for a lot of age brackets and body types.  It does have a Versace 1990′s vibe but I don’t mind that, Versace has been sliding downhill ever since and this is fun to see.

  • Anonymous

    So very, very pretty!  Sexy and flirty yes, but some of the peices have the substance and coverage for a lot of age brackets and body types.  It does have a Versace 1990′s vibe but I don’t mind that, Versace has been sliding downhill ever since and this is fun to see.

  • Anonymous

    I just love those shoes.

    Having just read an article about the decline of marketing to the shrinking middle class, I can’t help but politicize the decision to shutter the less-exclusive D&G (presumably they’ll continue with Dolce&Gabanna, their high-end line).

  • Anonymous

    I shall wear these in the south of France.

    Imagination is a wonderful thing, and so cheap!

  • Anonymous

    Sexy fun and flirty. Beautiful colors and prints. 

  • Sobaika Mirza

    LOVE IT.

    Does anyone know why it will be their last D&G collection?? They’re among my favorites.

  • Anonymous

    What a great exit.  Bravo, D&G.  And great marketing, too.  The scarf patterns–dug from their own archives with more than a few nods to worthy competitors–will make these collector pieces. 

  • Kate Pearce

    kind of Hermes meets Versace but very beautiful to look at. :)

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      very good call.

  • Anonymous

    My eye keeps going back to that one in the third row with the unfortunately-placed, ahem, box on the skirt.  Otherwise, I like this….colorful, cheerful, and in shapes that avoid it all looking dated.

  • Sara__B

    Happy. Pretty. Fun. Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure I’m in the minority, but I find it to be a cacophony of fabrics thrown together.  

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    They had me at happy, sexy and comfortable shoes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Not my taste, but I kind of love it.

  • narita_rayna

    im so sad to hear this will be their last.  they were always among my favorites

  • narita_rayna

    im so sad to hear this will be their last.  they were always among my favorites

  • narita_rayna

    im so sad to hear this will be their last.  they were always among my favorites

  • narita_rayna

    im so sad to hear this will be their last.  they were always among my favorites

  • Anonymous

    Spectacular. What an exciting and just plain fun collection. Cheers!

  • aussiegal77

    This made my day, thank you!

  • Anonymous

    these prints, to my questionable eye, read Grandma’s silk scarf circa 1992. But whatever. I’M not the target demographic here, though I do feel faintly surprised that any person under the age of 60 IS the target demo. I do like the scarfy shoes, though.

  • Anonymous

    I would wear every single piece (except the bathing-suit-like bottoms).  Stunning!

  • Anonymous

    I love all of this stuff so much. Not that I could afford it (Target budget y’all) but I’ve always loved D&G. It wasn’t all dresses that look like underwear like Dolce and Gabbana.

  • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

    i wish i were thin enough to wear this stuff, cos theres quite a bit i sincerely love. cant put christina hendricks in it, even before she put on the last bit of weight, or me, who looks more or less like she does before she did the abovenoted. how i wish it were not so. the last two, the one on the right three rows from the bottom, the middle one second row down –i know you guys hate handkerchief hems but they are close to my everlovin lost in time heart– even the pantsuit, left, second row from the bottom. maybe you could put christina h in that, if you fiddled w/ it some. she’s tall. she can do it!

    too bad to lose d & g. i remember when they began.

  • Anonymous

    Hooray!  Clothing made out of scarves and jewelry made out of “coins” is back in style!!  :D

  • Anonymous

    such thinness ( I know I know – but its shocking to me) These are fun prints – very Gianni Versace to me.

  • Anonymous

    oooh, to be thin and rich

  • MilaXX

    I’ll take one of each, including that giant hat.

  • Anonymous

    Big kudos for prints and color, but D&G is going out fairly weak on a collection that had a lot of potential.  These photos, particularly grouped all together, make the clothes look a lot better than they did on the runway.  Separately, there’s too little cute and too much fug going on.  The longer dresses and pantsuits are overwhelmingly tacky and the shorter looks *can* be adorable, but they are awfully, well…slutty, slutty, slutty. 

    Did the styling have to be so literal?  The long flowing hair, the coin earrings and necklaces (I am flabbergasted at how cheap they look), the big sunglasses–it’s very flower child meets disco queen.  They make the clothes look dated instead of playful.  Also, those giant distressed raffia pirate hats are the worst hats I’ve have seen at fashion week.  At least the clothes move well and the shoes are fun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

    Color! Prints! Happiness! What’s not to love?

  • Anonymous

    it is like if a clown and Hermes mated and had an Italian lovechild. HATE this collection. also the music was terrible.

    • Anonymous

      I thought maybe a clown and Gucci.

  • Anonymous

    Jammies!

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    I hate all of those looks.  Talk about the dress overpowering the woman, you can barely make out the models under the loud loud prints.

    • Anonymous

      To be fair, there isn’t much model to make out. These girls are barely there…it’s a little disturbing.

  • Anonymous

    Utterly, horrible, individually and as a collection. 

    Also, the models are unappealing — too-too skinny. I thought they passed laws about minimum weight in Italy. Was this show in Italy?

  • Anonymous

    I love every one of the designs and I would wear every single one of them.  Think Rome, think Capri, think Cannes! 

  • Anonymous

    Awww, I love!  This made me smile.  It’s just so summery and colorful and happy!  =)   (the models certainly weren’t, though… every single one looked ready to cut the first person who looked at them the wrong way).  But still.  Happy!

  • Anonymous

    All I could think was “Hermes” – been there, done that, did it MUCH better….

  • Anonymous

    Happy clothes.  Beautiful colors, wearable shapes.  Except, of course, for the big underpants.  I so wish they’d “make a noise like a hoop and roll away” as Lord Peter Wimsey once said.

  • Anonymous

    Could this be a PR challenge?  “Here’s a bunch of scarves (or, just Grandma’s scarves) – go make something pretty!”

  • Anonymous

    I love the joyfulness of it, the beauty, the concept, the accessories. I don’t love the bubble shorts, but the whole collection is a win for me.

  • Anonymous

    I would look like an unmade bed in these. Damn it.

  • Addicted2Glamour

    Cobbled from a Hermes remnant sale. Going out not so much with a bang, but a whimper. 

    • Anonymous

      Amen!

  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

    You see, this is what real designers do.  PR alumni and current contestants, you seriously need to start raising your game.

  • Anonymous

    Really lovely…. 
    I counted at least 5 models having to adjust their sunglasses…
    need to bring out my charm bracelet!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Amber-Laine-McGeath/514792115 Amber-Laine McGeath

    I love those prints!

  • http://twitter.com/Ash2046 Ashley Wu

    love the pants!

  • Anonymous

    What is great about this collection is taking the pieces and wearing them in your own style.

    I will definitely be shopping for a “scarf blouse” to wear flowy over jeans when going to the movies, and also tucked in to a suit to the officce.

    There are so many options for fun wear!

  • Kate Gorton

    The model in the big hat looks sooo young! Or maybe I’m just getting old…

  • Anonymous

    Just can’t love the clothes (though the colors are happy). Reminds me too strongly of the days when having the ‘right’ scarf tied round one’s neck or to one’s pocketbook strap was all-too-highly-desired.  Strangely, though, I adore the shoes with their jaunty little tied-off scarf ends.

  • Lisa

    I really love this, and am so sad to hear it’s their last collection.  Still, what a way to go out with a bang!

  • Anonymous

    I cannot stand handkerchief hemlines.  They look stupid.  But I guess when your clothes are literally made out of handkerchiefs, there’s not much of an option!  And shoulder pads like crazy!  (Really, isn’t this too too much Sound-of-Music-Gone-With-the-Wind-let’s-make-clothes-out-of-what-we-have-laying-around?  Deliberate homage, you say? Oh…)  On  the upside, I think we may have a new idea for next season’s PR!

    • Anonymous

      And I forgot old Polka-Dot-Crotch!  She deserves her due.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, beautiful!

  • Anonymous

    Pucci used his patterned silk scarves for blouses and dresses in his boutique in Capri in the ’50s and they became a worldwide sensation. Surely this is an homage? 

  • Anonymous

    I must be the only one…I just do not like it at all.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RHLSUVX3NCPB4OSS5BM7GZIXUE P. Capet

    love the fractal designs.  love the colors.   it’s all so young and fresh.   very yummy.

  • Anonymous

    J’adore

  • http://twitter.com/almcafee Alison McAfee

    I’m pretty sure Carry Bradshaw would shit herself over this collection. Love all of this!!