Following an intense weekend dominated by coronavirus panic, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana finished Milan fashion week with a celebration of the artisans they always depended on to produce their pieces.
During the show, Black-and-white videos of il calzolaio (the shoemaker), la sarta (the seamstress), la magliaia (the knitter), la tessitrice (the weaver), la cravattaia (the tie maker), played on screens to pay tribute to the Italian tradition as Gabbana said of the collection in a preview. “It’s a tribute through our eyes to tradition.”
In this collection, the designers diverted from their classic style and tended to explore another side of the Italian women, a more softer and intimate side. they recreated the house wear in wool, crochet and satin.This embrace of artisanship is spreading across fashion, this Dolce and Gabbana collection was heavy on knits.
This collection is one the best this season I loved every piece and every look. The accessories, the bags and shoes are as always the main highlight of the show, we even saw knitted bags and socks.
We were in the jungle. “The Sicilian jungle,” Gabbana clarified. “We enjoy making something glamorous, and we love the sense of happiness, summertime. It’s our philosophy.”
IT was the Jungle in the Dolce and Gabbana Fashion Show this season in Milan. Stefano and Domenico involved every element serving their theme, from Safari suits, to animal prints, to dresses to the resort wear. There were also quite a few little black dresses, the DNA of the House throughout the collection .
Did you visit La Provence yet? if not you definitely need to plan a visit next year.
As you all know by now I have a special flair for the south and southeast of France, and lately I am trying to visit the villages known as “les plus beaux village de France”. Today i am heading to Gordes.
Built on the foothill of the Mont Vaucluse facing the Luberon, Gordes is known as most beautiful village in La Provence, with all its cultural events in the summer, its museum, concerts and exhibition.
Gordes is three hour by train from Paris, two and a half hour driving from Nice, and 45 min from Marseille Airport.
We arrived around 3 pm, at La Bastide du Gordes, a Beautiful Palace in the heart of the village with spectacular view.
The hotel has a different nice restaurant. First, we tried L’Orangerie restaurant where they serve meals in a typical Provencal style in a bistro setting with a selection of Mediterranean products. We enjoyed meals on the terrace amidst the raised gardens with a panoramic view of the Luberon valley. However, breakfast at L’Orangerie was my favorite: an impressive, colorful and tasty buffet. Then we tried at night RESTAURANT PÈIR de PIERRE GAGNAIRE, a three Michelin star restaurant where you can taste the best Provencal cuisine by showcasing and honoring the products and flavors of the region;
The town is built around a rock, and on the top are the church and castle. Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and Van Gogh were all inspired by the charm and romance of this little town. I really enjoyed walking the narrow streets, admiring the beautiful old stone houses, the mesmerizing sceneries and the history of art in each corner of the charming small galleries. Don’t miss The Moulin des Bouillons, a former olive oil mill which is very well preserved.
The Abbey of Sénanque – a gem of Romanesque art – has also become a symbol of Provence. Set in the bottom of a small valley 10 min away from Gordes, it is still occupied by Cistercian monks who harvest the lavender grown in its fields. Unfortunately, lavender was cultivated in August, so I didn’t enjoy the smell or the view, but if you are planning a trip to Gordes, June will be the best time.
24 hours are never enough to explore any city, but Rome had always been my special escape, but today I’m here for work.When in Rome, I always stay at the Gran Melia Hotel Villa Agrippina located right next to the Vatican, the hotel is intimate and cozy holding luxury history in its architecture with exquisite taste and elegance contemporary design of the rooms.
Today i did not have time to enjoy the pool or the gardens. I woke up early and directly to my meeting, and then went to lunch at Aroma next to colosseum.