Inspired and dedicated to the city of Sicily, Dolce & Gabbana wanted to capture the spirit of Italian artistry with “fatto a mano,” or handmade craftsmanship. Within each patchwork look, and there were many in this 98-look collection, was a demi-couture approach of one-of-a-kind pieces that literally and figuratively thread together the past with the present. Fabrics from the brand's archives were interwoven with freshly acquired textiles. The result was a mix of polka dots, floral brocades, denim, and more, cut together in a multitude of silhouettes for every fit and fancy. The chaotic richness was a whirlwind of details that span decades, but their hashtag #DGSicilianPatchwork brought it into 2020.
Swipe down to see some looks from Dolce & Gabbana's spring-summer 2021 runway show: