June 25, 2007 Milan
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.