On the refined and touching notes of Franco Battiato's melodies, Dolce & Gabbana put on stage a collection which, before being fashionable, is a microcosm of craftsmanship and ancient crafts: that expert and limited manual skill that has made the Bel Paese famous in the world, is here boldly elevated to the rank of the catwalk, in the commendable attempt to preserve it from the engulfing and often insensitive mechanics of modernity.
The watchmaker and the shepherd, the shoemaker and the baker parade, proud in their effort, humble in their gait, dressed in uniforms that for the occasion become sumptuous: splendid knitted sweaters and jumpsuits knitted, celebration of a knitting tradition that wraps and reassures, while voluminous upside down sheep embellish essential silhouettes, exaggerating the volumes without contaminating their authenticity.
The leather is beautifully treated in all its forms, from the gardener's suit in unforgettable espresso color, to the more urban proposals of the outerwear, warmed here and there by the curly hair of the sheepskin details; a fashion that is clothing for real people and that avoids any caricatural risk with excellent skill, even in outings where pictorialism becomes more trodden (see the shepherd with the lamb).
The prints accompany the collection, enriching its warm color palette with shop scenes or with logo motifs, which do not clash in their calligraphy that recalls the signatures of the artisans and which peep out among the impeccable tailoring suits, always the spearhead of the wardrobe men's signed Dolce & Gabbana.
A group of very young tik-tokers, the social users of the moment invited to immortalize the collection in their profiles, attending the fashion show, in the awareness that the protection and safeguard of tradition necessarily passes from the comparison with digital innovation, because losing the past it means losing the future.