This perfectly pitched presentation for the Tik Tokers that filled the front rows of the Dolce & Gabbana Fall Winter 2020 Men’s fashion show touted artisanal authenticity with an Italian verve. Addressing craftsmen, tradesmen and the dignity of their efforts, designers Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce brought functional workwear to the forefront of this collection.
Grounding the collection with signature accessories, the designer’s high leather ‘field’ boots and heavy-soled work boots added gravity to the tapered pants and voluminous sweaters and oversized knits. Wide wale corduroy dusters and pants contrasted the sleek wool and velvet ‘white-collar’ suiting all the while imparting a contemporary vibe and unity to the cause.
The collection “The Masters of Art” celebrated expert craftsmanship, labor vocations, and the generational stewardship of the skills to subsequent generations. Indeed the practical garb of artisans is far from flamboyant yet the designer’s added contemporary details, fabrications, and accessories to elevate the functional to the luxe. In honoring this aged-to-perfection and worn with purpose aesthetic the chunky wools, oiled cloth, velvets, and tweed the ‘uniforms’ in this collection, of over 100 looks were masculine, timeless in their elegance, and reverent to the trades. Dolce & Gabbana.