Dolce & Gabbana has been on a journey to pay homage to their Sicilian origins and the tradition of Italian handmade goods through their Alta Moda collection for the last ten years. Each year, the collection celebrates a specific region of Italy that has inspired Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana as they design. Now they bring the same passion to Miami, Florida.
Dolce & Gabbana Unite South with South
The driving force behind Dolce & Gabbana’s signature look is the marriage of apparent opposites. For example, the tenth-anniversary Alta Moda collection celebrates the way that classic and baroque architecture can exist side by side to create beauty in a city or how the color black can be both a symbol of mourning and a symbol of sensuality. In Alta Moda Miami, the fashion house seeks to highlight two Souths – South America and Southern Italy – as they have naturally bonded in Miami. The pieces were inspired by modern icons of femininity, including Kim Kardashian and Isabella Rossellini, and by the city itself. Miami is still coming into its own, yet the distinct feeling is of ease and enjoyment of life.
Miami Develops as a Cultural Center
Over the last twenty years, Miami has become a mecca of sorts for artists and makers of all types. According to Noah Horowitz, the new CEO of Art Basel, the residents of Miami have embraced their position as a global artistic hub and voted to fund a 159-million-dollar program to support the development of their art and culture centers. The city draws people from all over who decide to stay and make Miami their home. It’s an incredibly diverse city, yet distinct Latin American and Caribbean influences form the undercurrent of Miami’s culture.
Art Basel Features the Casa Collection
Art Basel is celebrating its twentieth year in Miami Beach. The annual event showcases artists and gallery collections from all over the world and highlights new artists. With 289 participating galleries, this is Art Basel’s biggest event ever. Dolce & Gabbana’s Casa Collection will be displayed this year in the Miami Design District. The home goods collection celebrates daily life by bringing art and beauty to essentials like dinnerware, towels, and furniture.
Dolce & Gabbana Bring Glamour to Miami
Dolce & Gabbana focused this collection on what speaks to them from Latin American style and culture. The women’s Alta Moda line pairs bright colors with jewel-accented black, while the men’s Alta Sartorio collection sports Art Deco influences dominating the city’s architecture. The Surf Club guests from the 1930s also influenced the line. D&G hopes to showcase a glamorous collection that brings the elegance of an earlier time to the contemporary energy of Miami.
Dolce & Gabbana is taking over Miami with fresh designs that honor the cultures that influence the city. During Design Miami and Art Basel Miami Beach, check out Dolce & Gabbana in the Miami Design District to see the Casa Collection and their location’s ode to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, influencing the architectural landscape of the city.