Polka dots, Grecian temples, gold coins and medals, almond blossom and gold lace are at the center of the Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2014 collection. The womenswear collection is based on a dreamlike interpretation of a journey in the lands of the Magna Graecia, the Valley of the Temples near Agrigento and the Segesta Temples both in Sicily. With an eye towards one of Federico Fellini’s notorious films, Satyricon, the collection retraces the steps through a dreamlike state, a journey between reality and surrealism.
The goddess of hunting, Artemis is embodied in a Dolce & Gabbana interpretation of a strong trend for the Spring Summer 2014 season: colored fur. Alpaca furs, reminiscent of the pelts worn by Artemis are a strong statement for the season and for the brand.
Mix and matching this season takes on a new meaning, one even stronger than before: embossed leather with almond blossoms, temples with coins, fur with polka dots. The latter, which seem like a unlikely addition to the collection served to bring more sensuality to the Spring Summer woman, like a sort of 1950s Aphrodite, so very Dolce & Gabbana.
The collection cannot be complete without talking about the shoes: incredible wedges ranging from figurative casts to intarsia and the Doric column heels. The knotted detail on the sandals is a mix between a fifties visual detail and a realistic take on the ancient Greek sandals.