Boys of Baroque: Dolce & Gabbana men’s

A running theme through the menswear component of Milan fashion week (MFW) seems to be a harking back to tradition. Perhaps there’s a safety, a comfort, in going back to familiar territory; and for Dolce & Gabbana’s fall /winter 2012 collection that territory could only be Italy.

Giuseppe Verdi provided the dramatic soundtrack to Italian tailoring and Baroque details. The design duo named the coat as the protagonist of the season; at times familiar, at times flowing free into a cape known on the traditional Sicilian countryside as the Tistera.

The more the show progressed, the more ornate the gold filigree-threaded Baroque details became. A little extreme some of those embroidered pieces may be to some markets, while the more understated charcoal suiting and knits have a mass appeal.

On the runway, Dolce & Gabbana also mixed two of the mens hairstyles for 2012 together into what may just itself become an on-trend style: side parts, and curls.

You can see all of the Dolce & Gabbana Autumn (Fall) / Winter 2012 men’s runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Also from this fashion show.

Backstage

Details

Photography by Imaxtree