Dolce & Gabbana Brought Urban Style to Milan Fashion Fashion Week

The collection was committed to an urban style and featured mostly oversized.

The Italian designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were in charge of opening the second day of Milan Men’s Fashion Week with a face-to-face show. For the Fall/Winter 2022 Collection, they committed to an urban style with colourful and pronounced silhouettes as well as maxi accessories to complement the looks such as teddy-style hats, platform shoes and sunglasses, all with the firm’s initials embossed.

“We’re challenging ourselves”, said Gabbana. “We’re questioning everything we’ve been used to. Things are changing, and we welcome that change; we want to experience the new, which makes us evolve and move forward.” Dolce claimed: “Staying put in our comfort zone feels not-so-comfortable anymore.”

The collection featured mostly oversized, including sweaters, sweatshirts, coats, pants, shorts as well as high-necked shirts and tailored blazers in metallic, leather and teddy (studded) textures.

What is more, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana exploded the silhouettes into enormous proportions. From tracksuits to biker jackets and tuxedos, the dimensions reached circumferences that would have made Leigh Bowery be red as a beetroot. Whether jackets were blown up, the shoulder was the sexiest zone: deconstructed, demanding and daring.

This runway show is the first one of the year and it’s definitely an extraordinary one. Not only was it in fashion, but also in music. The special guest was the rapper Machine Gun Kelly, who was also the main model of the collection.

Machine Gun Kelly opened the Dolce & Gabbana show in a white suit framed in big, spiky studs. Brooding, pierced and ghostly, he did a spin on the runway before he pressed play on a DJ mixer and disappeared, only to reemerge in a swirly, multi-coloured sequined suit for a live performance of “My Ex’s Best Friend”. However, Kelly – newly engaged to Megan Fox – wasn’t just the show singer. His dress sense – inspired by an idiosyncratic musical style, which, according to the designers, “mixes the logic of rap with punk, emo and alternative music” – partly informed a megaphonic collection devoted to the generations who follow him.

See some of the best looks from the runway below.