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Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection

Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


Image: Imaxtree

Some of the biggest luxury fashion brands are stepping back on to Milan’s catwalks...

Despite the global health crisis, Milan Fashion Week continued with a plethora of shows – 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations – and there was some much-needed optimism injected into Spring/Summer '21 collections, as Dolce & Gabbana and Versace both settled on maximalism for next season.  

Dolce & Gabbana

Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 1)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 2)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 3)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 4)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 5)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 6)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 7)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 8)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 9)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 10)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 11)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 12)

For Spring/Summer '21, Dolce & Gabbana transformed the Metropol into a backdrop that was Sicilian-inspired with unique contrasts of patchworks. A celebration of craftsmanship and creation, the new pieces are a contemporary reinterpretation of the brand's Spring/Summer '93 collection and feature a combination of embroidered denim, stripes, buttons and print patchworks. 

Versace

Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 13)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 14)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 15)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 16)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 17)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 18)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 19)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 20)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 21)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 22)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 23)
Prints galore: Dolce & Gabbana and Versace's Spring/Summer '21 collection (фото 24)

Versace digitally transported us to Versacepolis, “a utopian settlement on the seabed ruled by Medusa,” for Spring/Summer '21. The collection consisted of Donatella Versace's "hidden treasures" as under-the-sea themes came in bold, graphic prints. Hero supermodels including Irina Shayk, Adut Akech, Joan Smalls and Anna Ewers were spotted on the runway fronting vibrant separates, zesty prints and a kaleidoscope of shades.

“I wanted to create something disruptive, something that could be in tune with what has changed inside all of us. To me that meant dreaming of a new world. A world made of popping colors and fantastic creatures and a world in which we can all coexist peacefully. This collection has an upbeat soul and is optimistic, dreamy, positive… These are clothes that bring you joy," says Donatella Versace.

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