Where to look first? That was surely the question on every viewer’s mind as Dolce & Gabbana streamed its Fall 2021 show, titled #DGNextChapter, earlier today. A visual cacophony of a collection, eye-popping prints, fabrics, and pigments were all at play (leopard! latex! lace!)—as was a head-turning beauty equation that centered around neon pops at eye level, crimson and cobalt pouts, and multicolored lengths.
Dedicated to the rising generation of TikTokers, the new Milan Fashion Week collection featured metallic pants, embellished bustiers, body-hugging graffiti dresses, logo-stamped catsuits, tie-dye knits and fur outwear, knee-high robotic boots (there were humanoid robots, too, thanks to a collaboration with Genoa’s Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia)… and that’s not even the half of it.
“Fashion has always been the result of the confluence of worlds that can be very far from each other: if technology is truly serving the man, his needs and his passions, then a craftsman and a robot will be able to coexist,” Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said of the forward-thinking 135-look lineup, which also included tiaras, sharp shoulders, and hot pants crafted from pearls, chain mail, rhinestones, and more.
It all amounts to a bold departure for the 36-year-old Milan-based label, which just a few years ago devoted its spring advertisements to luxuriously outfitted Italian nonnas. That age-spanning glamour may have left the runway (at least for now), but one thing that’s remained constant in the D&G world? More is most certainly more.
Below, watch Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall 2021 show.