Dolce & Gabbana launched another incredible collection for their empire. The pieces are a true splash of culture. You have got to see this!
Dolce & Gabbana have done it again.
After a very seasonal three day, Alta Moda Fashion show in Venice, Dolce & Gabbana launched yet another incredible collection to add to their empire.
Picture this: hints of orange blossom and jasmine, Mediterranean blue, Sicilian folklore, opulent, in bright colours, leopard and zebra prints galore – these are what made up Dolce & Gabbana’s new line: Casa.
The announcement was unveiled during the fashion extravaganza that took place at the end of August 2021.
According to Vogue, the designers felt a newfound sense of urgency over the past 18 months as people sought solace in their homes amid shutdowns.
“The circumstances we have experienced recently have led us to live the home environment even more intensely and to devote to it the attention that the daily frenzy often makes us lose,” – Dolce & Gabbana
So they decided to move from small appliances and objects to pieces that didn’t just accent a space but created one.
IFDM described it as an ode to joy.
Adding even more joy to the home
The brand expansion has been a long time coming and it wasn’t their first dip into the home industry.
Back in 2018 Dolce & Gabbana collaborated with Smeg and released a line of juicers, toasters, coffee machines, teapots, and blenders. The spring before that, they hand-painted 100 refrigerators for Salone del Mobile.
Naturally, their A-list clients jumped at the opportunity to display one of their unique pieces in their homes.
Kris Jenner was spotted in Kim Kardashians Instagram after her daughter thanked her for buying all their Christmas guests pieces from the Smeg collection last year.
Fashion designer Pelayo Diaz also jumped at the opportunity:
And former ballerina, Lioba Diez Altuzarra, snagged a piece of the kitchen line too:
But this year, the duo swore to create something that would bring joy to the home by creating an explosion of colours, emotions and scents, with each theme embodying a different lifestyle.
They unlocked the secrets at the Doge’s Palace…
The duo invited guests and a number of their local collaboration partners to attend the unveiling inside a fresco-covered room at the top of the Doge’s Palace or Palazzo Ducale.
The event was dedicated to showing off all the luxurious splendour to great length.
This private room belonged to the Doge himself. The Doge of Venice, sometimes translated as Duke, was the chief magistrate and leader of the Republic of Venice between 726 and 1797.
Italian designer, Luca Ruggeri was spotted lounging amongst the Mediterranean inspired furniture line:
And ELLE’s chief editor from Russia even had a quick lay on the luxurious handwoven carpets:
… to unveil the luxuries creations within.
The first part of the high-jewellery collection was presented in the room where the Doge, as well as members of various other administrative bodies, were elected by the Great Council. Against the backdrop of Tintoretto’s Paradise (1518-1594), the largest painting on canvas in the world, the jewels told the story of Venice, in gems.
The second part of the collection was unveiled in a secret room at the back of the palace that is generally off-limits to the public and consisted predominantly of eye-catching diamonds that appeared to float, unfettered, in their glass display cases.
Over 300 pieces, from sofas to tables to bar cabinets, decorated with lively motifs of Sicilian carts and love beds surrounded the room.
They were all in tune with four of the couples favourite themes of Leopard and Zebra print, blue Mediterranean and Sicilian.
“Just caress a fabric, or gaze at one of our pieces of furniture, and you will immediately understand their basic values: the love of local arts, respect for the tradition, and the pursuit of innovation. “Dolce & Gabanna
The King Fashionistas only accepted the finest craftsmanship in the land
The purpose of the collection was to salute Italian beauty and the excellence of fine craftsmanship. A reoccurring theme for the fashion duos.
The range is the result of collaborations with some of Italy’s leading craftspeople, including Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, Barovier & Toso, Mian, iDogi, Venini, Orsoni, Barbini and Salviati.Tessiture Bevilacqua and Illulian.
It features Murano glass-blowing, hand-painted Sicilian ceramics, straw-weaving, woodcarving and intarsia, as well as lush brocades and precious velvets produced on traditional looms.
“Over time, all these elements have been reinterpreted to form a unique lifestyle, influenced by the joy of living: the elegance of our furnishings and complements is never cold or austere, but instead is filled with festive, carefree hues and good cheer.” – Dolce & Gabbana
An explosion of Italian culture and a mixture of animal realness
The pieces are vibrant, handcrafted luxury items that definitely stand out from the crowd. There’s a sofa upholstered in a statement swirling blue-and-white pattern, a round table covered in the eye-popping Carretto motif, animal print stools, and a leopard-pattern rug.
Tessiture Bevilacqua Venezia, Italian fabrics manufacturers, who did all the gondola interiors for the show and featured their work inside the palace joined in on the unveiling.
You can spot their creations in the top quality luxury Venetian handmade fabrics for furnishing, interiors, upholstery and more.
Most of the glasswork was done in collaboration with local Salviati and Barovier & Toso, the oldest Italian Venetian glass manufacturers in the world.
Founded in 1859, Salviati remains one of the most prestigious glass manufacturers in Venice. With over 150 years of experience in Murano glass, the manufacturer is at the centre of Italian tradition and is instrumental in stimulating European art.
Barovier & Toso are a multi-generational glassmaking manufactory, known in design circles for its 20th-century artisanal, idiosyncratic collections of decorative Murano glass. This, of course, is right up Dolce & Gabbana’s luxury high fashion street.
Take a look at Barovier & Toso collaboration videos:
The collection will soon be available online, and eventually, the brand says, in stores worldwide.
We cannot wait to see which Dolce & Gabbana lover will splurge on the first piece in the Casa collection.