DUBAI: Italian luxury label Dolce & Gabbana’s latest menswear offering, Alta Sartoria, took inspiration from the Arab heritage of the Sicilian fishing village of Marzamemi.
Rubies and diamonds adorned velvet slippers, harem pants showed up on more than one model and ornate chest plates walked the line between battle armor and jewelry.
The town where the showcase took place was founded by the Moors who arrived in the Middle Ages and gave the village its name, Marsa Al-Hamen, which translates to “harbor of the turtle doves.”
The designers employed the same techniques they had used for the women’s collection, which was shown to a star-studded audience earlier this week, including voluminous gathered bustles of satin, sharply pleated chiffon, and corsetry.
“The #DGAltaSartoria Collection tells a story of eternal life. Bold structures handmade from mythological inspirations frame the male forms, enhancing the anatomy as if they were forged on the bodies themselves,” the label wrote on Instagram.