You know the name Dolce & Gabbana. The Italian fashion house has been dominating runways, red carpets, and boutiques for decades. High fashion trends and brands are always evolving, but what happens when a famous brand steps out of its lane? Dolce & Gabbana has been slowly branching into a luxury lifestyle brand.
A Dynamic Duo
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s roots help get them to where they are today. Dolce’s family owned a clothing business in Sicily, and, by six years old, he had designed his first garment. Gabbana studied art in Milan before turning his eyes to fashion.
The duo met in 1980 and began collaborating while working as assistants at another Italian fashion house. As their aspirations grew, they split to form their own consultation studio. Their first collection was presented in 1985, and the company continued to grow into the world-renown Dolce & Gabbana brand.
The fashion duo has expanded by pairing with and supporting other clothing designers. Notable collaborations include a collection with up-and-coming designer Miss Sohee and a Met Gala look created with designer Harris Reed.
Clothing collaborations aren’t just occurring with other designers. Dolce & Gabbana’s distinct features meshed with DJ Khaled’s Miami-style fashion in a 2021 line. The design patterns revolve around lions, graffiti, and florals from Florida and Southern Italy.
While garments like powerful pantsuits and extravagant gowns are staples of the brand, the Italian designers have created more than garments since the 1990s. Several luxurious fragrances and make-up products grace store shelves and websites.
Dolce & Gabbana also markets stunning accessories. From watches to sunglasses and sneakers to handbags, there are pieces to complete your wardrobe from head to toe.
As time goes on, the brand continues to expand even further from clothing collections through a series of collaborations. Among the most surprising were special edition Motorola phones and stunning Smeg kitchen appliances.
Dolce & Gabbana also made its way into kitchens with a variety of edible delights. Featured palatable partnerships include Perugina chocolates, Donnafugata wines, and Di Marino pasta.
An Unexpected Line
During the 2021 Alta Moda fashion show, Dolce & Gabbana announced what is possibly its most substantial move towards being a lifestyle brand yet. A line of luxurious home furnishing was released. While the name, Casa, may be simple, the collection is anything but.
You can now have haute couture throughout your home. These investment-worthy pieces are handcrafted and of heirloom quality. Bold patterns and vibrant colors can expand from your kitchen wares to couches with over 300 items available. The sensory sensation is complete with a series of intriguing candle fragrances.
The Casa collection is available in four themes with features familiar to the Italian brand’s style and quality.
The Carreto theme boasts bold colors. The palate is reminiscent of Italian festivals, and the patterns mirror motifs of Sicilian folklore.
The Mediterranean Blue style features a classic Italian pattern. Much like the sky and seas, several shades of blue pop against a clean, white background.
Animal prints are at the heart of Dolce & Gabbana fashion, so it may come as no surprise that zebras are represented in Casa. The stark black and white pattern represents dualism.
Leopard print has been a principal pattern in Dolce & Gabbana garments and accessories for years. Now, it is a part of the home collection. The print is timeless yet strong.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been innovators for over 40 years, and their lifestyle brand is still one to watch. Only the duo knows what their fashionable future holds.