The menswear collection brings us a spring and summer season full of neutral colours.
The luxury fashion house, Dolce&Gabbana, unveils its latest Menswear collection for Spring-Summer 2024, which can be described in one word: STYLE. Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce are currently in a contemplative mood, reflecting on concepts of identity and creating a lasting and recognizable legacy. They are also considering the permanence or impermanence of fashion trends.
For the Spring/Summer 2024 season, Dolce&Gabbana has introduced a line of tailored outfits that cater to men who prefer a sophisticated and ethereal look. The collection features fabrics that sculpt the body and reveal it through transparencies, which contrast with thicker fabrics. The colour palette includes white, black, grey, camel, and brown, with these colours standing out prominently.
In this latest collection, flowers are a prominent feature and are highlighted alongside brooches. They serve as loyal companions to Domenico and Stefano’s designs, providing a classic but essential reference to spring. In combination with the delicate pieces, the flowers create a sense of softness that is present throughout the entire collection.
The Italian firm describes the collection as a carefully selected assortment that embodies the effortless style of a discerning and enlightened man. Quilted garments also jump out this season in D&G: “Embracing a spirit of innovation and craftsmanship, the padded pieces redefine volume with a harmonious blend of exploration, aesthetics, and technology,” the brand shared.
The show invitation arrived in a black envelope that contained a metal replica of a credit card, along with a booklet of collection images. The word STYLE was printed in uppercase on its first page. “The credit card is an indicator, a symbol of identity. You are its sole owner, it’s about being who you are. Style is also about having a strong identity, solid foundations,” explained Stefano. “‘Style’ is quite different from ‘fashion.’ So, we’ve tried to do something new, but within the codes of our own style, keeping it firm and recognizable while evolving,” Domenico chimed in.
With the release of this collection, Domenico and Stefano need not worry about leaving a lasting impression. Men’s fashion has always been a means of self-expression for them, and for the Spring/Summer season, they have delved into their repertoire to present a series of familiar elements that have been reinterpreted in a renewed and simplified manner. The list of signifiers includes a sleeveless T-shirt, their signature black colour, the Coppola hat, the rosary, lace, transparency, and references to Sicily, among others. “But above all, it’s the cut and how our tailoring is constructed,” they explained.
The collection also features a slim silhouette, occasionally with more spacious cuts, but retaining a soft and fluid feel. absence of prints was notable, except for polka dots on a sheer chiffon blouse adorned with a bow. The collection also featured sensual transparencies, organza flowers, sleeveless T-shirts reinterpreted as bustiers, and fitted T-shirts paired with high-waisted fluid trousers.
“A garment has to fit perfectly on a real body; it doesn’t have to be just modern or cool,” they said. “That’s why the discipline of construction is so important to us.”
In addition to the well-known icons of the Dolce&Gabbana wardrobe, such as the Sicilia, Taormina, and Dolce jackets – now available as small coats or in single and double-breasted styles – the collection also features the DC Logo Bag. This innovative accessory has been designed to cater to the needs of the modern man.