September 23, 2009 Milan
The duo has gotten their D&G collection down to a science. Pick a theme, then whip up the familiar leggy looks in the appropriate fabrics (when they went to the opera last season, it was brocaded silk corsets and pannier skirts). Still, there were a few surprises here, notably in the form of boxy pinstripe suits with western lapels and cropped, cuffed pants. And formula or no, eyelet, suede, and blue jeans are shaping up as important Spring looks. Dolce and Gabbana haven't so much jumped on the bandwagon as they have presciently branded a few of the season's key trends.