Venice in September: nothing more beautiful. The Film Festival just a step away, the Architecture Biennale, the grazing light of the lagoon that rests on the 1600th anniversary of the Serenissima. And the three days of Dolce&Gabbana at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia, in one end in August in which an imperial version of Jennifer Lopez appears on all the magazines in the world during the shooting for the advertising campaign of the maison. These are the premises of the debut of the new project: Dolce & amp; Gabbana Casa.
The two designers have chosen Venice for the second stage of their Grand Tour. Every year a different Italian city acts as a backdrop for the presentation of the new haute couture collections. Last year Florence, this year Venice. Exceptional guests from all over the world: those who could travel have come to witness a magnificent event. Nothing less was expected from a brand that has made expressive hyperbole its diktat. An attitude that constantly highlights a sumptuous and very rich portion of the Italian manufacturing capacity.
The house project is in the same groove. There is always the Sicilian imagination, accompanied by the pop-chic forays of the animalier. And then we add the citations of the Renaissance, the chromatic abundance of Byzantium, the hyper-decorated surfaces of the Mediterranean traditions. It is the celebration of a fruitful and joyful talent, which according to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana pervades the entire Italian territory, in its most "lofty" expressions as in the most obvious everyday life.
The Scuola Grande della Misericordia changes scenery every day according to the mood of the collections. The home project covers the whole environment and the two designers do not struggle to define this debut in furnishings as a collection of "clothes for the home". A job that in times other than the pandemic ones, might have required a couple of years, was completed in about ten months. All thanks to the right partnership . First of all with Luxury Living Group, a brand that has long been involved in collaborations between fashion and furniture. And then the exceptional partnerships with historical brands in the manufacturing world: Salviati, Venini, Orsani, Barovier & amp; Toso, Tessiture Bevilacqua. On closer inspection, their archives seem to have reopened to reveal the treasures preserved in the history of these companies and inspire design work.
The two stylists speak of an atmosphere of wonder and exceptionality. "A sensation felt right from the first meeting with the most renowned Italian workers, thanks to whom we have rediscovered ancient processes, such as Murano glass blowing, Sicilian ceramics entirely hand-painted, the art of cabinet making, woven straws, inlay and wood carving, the millenary technique of murrine, the weaving of precious brocades and velvets on historical looms".
With the design week just around the corner, it is natural that the new Dolce&Gabbana house will arrive in Milan shortly. In the two shops in via Durini and corso Venezia they will set up the space to present the collection. In the intentions of the maison, part of the flagship stores will become "the house of the house", with different sets every month to host the more than 400 pieces that make up the Dolce&Gabbana universe.