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Dolce & Gabbana Inspirations

A month has passed since my window for Dolce and Gabbana, and I continue to find myself thinking of the design. In the February Issue of Interview Magazine is an awe inspiring 14 page spread about Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.  

The article showed a personal light on the designers and explained how the two can collaborate so beautifully. 

Stefano said in the interview-"Our relationship is a very good example for everybody in the world, gay and straight. Becasue our love story continued, without sex and without living together. Why not? He was the first big love story in my life. Why do we need to cancel that? And I don't want to forget that."

If only all of us could find such peace in work relationships and move forward to forge something great.

Dominico is known for being, "projected in the future" while Stefano is more attracted to his Sicilian roots. This is what makes the balance of Dolce & Gabbana.

The latest inspiration for Spring/Summer 2009 collection is from Visconti's movie The Leopard (1963)  I watched the movie and was generally bored by the dialog, but what the screen showed was shocking, dark, and incredibly romantic.

While doing the flowers I was kept being told to break away from my, "trained floral design habits"- to be wild, loose, and imperfect. This was a challenge having been trained in a traditionally English style. The Italians see flowers quite differently and I am happy to understand and love it now.  



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