Nothing says summer like Dolce & Gabbana and if you were part of the lucky group of editors, high rollers or buyers, then you have whisked away to a "secret Cove off the Italian island" of Capri where you got a private viewing of what the luxury fashion house calls "Alta Moda" as part of the "haute couture collection", from www.huffingtonpost.com. I often dream of Capri or others that may look similar, though they don't compare to this beautiful refuge of rocks, crashing waves, and jet-setting celebrities. So, I'm not surprised D&G picked this magical island to preview such luxury in their haute couture show.
Huff Post online also said that their Capri Fashion Show "was even stunning on Twitter." @voguemagazine That @dolcegabbana #AltaModa show was absolutely enchanted:
http://vogue.cm/1qYhD0P @hamishbowles. And enchanted it was with bold celebratory colors fit for a queen where the model's dramatic entrance was topped with a crown as shown left.
This coastal wonderland would seem fitting with each detail carefully arrayed on floral fabrics only bold enough to take note against Capri's beauty.
I also love the floral accessories from head to toe with draping earrings and stunning white peonies against a model's cheek (right).
Other social feeds such as Instagram boasted the all Italy-themed looks. Harper's Bazaar UK shared this gorgeous backdrop with "Alta Moda" extending into the boat. This kind of show really transports the viewer into something special. Maybe it is the feel of old Italy and definitely grand with color and design; something only Dolce & Gabbana can do so dramatically.
French Vogue captured @Nadja Bender in @dolcegabbana #AltaModa show. The photos on Twitter almost reflect the graininess one would expect to see with such a scene and Italian-esque models. The detail across the sleeves of this red striped dress is stunning; each applied with vision and clarity to catch the beauty of some of the world's most beautiful flowers.
One thing is for sure, most of us would never be near such a fashion event, but the social media coverage spawned remarkable photos of this Capri Runway show and they are nothing short of spectacular. I felt, if even for a moment that I was there in Italy and in all its glory.