D&G isn't Domenico & Stefano's younger collection, it's their London collection. The bleach-splashed jeans were skinhead classics, the zippered pants were streamlined punk and the fanny pack with the Union Jack picked out in studs? Well, that was just twisted.
There's always been a sense of irony with D&G, like this is where Dolce & Gabbana come to play. The backdrop showed an urgent collage of documentary images, which was reflected in a black-and-white photo-collage print on the runway. There were peace signs and heavy studded sandals, tailored suits, and hardware-laden items, and the contrary tension on the catwalk felt somehow like one of those Situationist face-offs that ultimately produced the movement that came to be called punk. Not that there was any such philosophical to-ing and fro-ing on the D&G catwalk, but, with English nu hip-hopper Just Jack on the soundtrack, the generally combative mood of the clothes hinted at the wayward strand in British pop culture that Domenico and Stefano find so appealing.