Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make a position of embracing new technologies and types of media. There was the popular fall 2009 show when bloggers changed editors in the front row, the period when influencers swapped their seats for the runway, and yet another when drones modeled handbags. In 2022 everyone’s conversing about the metaverse. Dolce and Gabbana transported us there with their backdrop, a digital earth of neon skyscrapers, D&G graffiti, and scantily clad cyber avatars.
Trend retains inquiring what we’ll wear in the metaverse, but that may be the wrong problem. The dress codes of virtual reality have by now seeped into our IRL existence. What are the catsuits that have dominated runways currently but gaming skins for authentic daily life? And really do not the facial area-protect sun shades everybody’s taken to donning look like up coming-gen Oculus headsets?
The D&G guys labored this angle in their tumble selection, switching concerning the lingerie stylings of the avatars that populated the digital globe of their backdrop and pneumatic puffers with surfaces so shiny they appeared Photoshopped. Their new tailoring experienced superheroine proportions—all inverted triangle silhouettes topped by shoulders numerous inches previous out-to-there in techy artificial materials. Large fake furs and cartoon graphics commissioned for T-shirts and hoodies from Gianpiero D’Alessandro amped up a cartoonish ingredient.
Cheers to experimentation and to Dolce and Gabbana’s enthusiasm for our virtual long run. They have cause for that: Previous tumble the designers established a $6 million file for electronic manner NFTs. But the outsize shapes here were being a world absent from the dressmaking and sartorialism that have pushed Dolce & Gabbana’s mega-results. No one cuts a a lot more persuasive hourglass gown or a sexier double-breasted suit. They very own that IRL and they should really in the metaverse far too.