Dolce & Gabbana’s brand shone as bright as ever during the Alta Moda/Casa Miami takeover as November turned into December. Renowned across the globe for merging the finest aspects of the masculine and the feminine into its fashion lines, Dolce & Gabbana, in concert with Art Basel, mixes it up with Latin culture when it brings its gilded baroque glamour to the Magic City. The focus of this distinguished visit was on fashion for women and men, jewelry, watchmaking, and interiors. As Alta Moda finds itself in Miami, Dolce & Gabbana’s look has also absorbed an element of Latin authenticity.
Why Did Dolce & Gabbana Choose Miami?
Miami is known as the gateway to the Americas. This notion resonates with Dominique Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for several reasons. First, their own unique brand and culture, from the Sicilian shores, had arrived at that gateway years ago. Just like the Latin culture, Dolce & Gabbana absorbed America into its identity as much as America absorbed it into the great melting pot.
Dominique Dolce sees similarities between his own southern Italian culture and Latin culture. He was quoted saying that Latin culture is very close to the Dolce & Gabbana world. Indeed, one of the reasons for choosing Miami is that for Dolce & Gabbana, Miami is a meeting point, a place where Latin American and South American people and cultures commingle.
How Did Alta Moda Approach Miami?
Alta Moda literally means high-fashion and it is Dolce & Gabbana’s unique Haute Couture show that the fashion households annually. Because the enchanting location of 2022’s was Miami, Alta Moda showcases how the brand approached Latin culture, which it did from an outsider’s perspective. Aspects of traditional Latin dress, like a flamenco dancer’s polka dots, for instance, have been pulled into the D&G fold.
Dolce & Gabbana presented about a hundred looks from its Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria looks, salon-style. Dolce has stressed that all of the clothes presented are completely unique and handmade, imbued with the Latin spirit. In this way, the spirit of Alta Moda, the preservation of the traditional way of working from traditional bottegas.
Dominique Dolce has spoken optimistically about the future of Alta Moda and the world of fashion, in general. He has praised the traditions of both and expressed excitement for how the next generation will carry both into the future.
How Does Dolce & Gabbana Remain Relevant?
Part of the reason that Dolce & Gabbana maintains its relevance is that the brand is able to identify, as well as, create the trends of the future. It has recognized Miami as an important contributor to the global fashion and cultural dialog. By showing collections like the Alta Moda and Alta Santoria collections in Miami, both of which pull elements of Latin culture into their designs, Dolce & Gabbana is nodding to a Latin culture that is poised to take over the fashion world.