Dolce & Gabbana

Keeping with the theme of fashion week posts, I wanted to write about the Dolce & Gabbana show but do something a bit different. Most of the recent runways consist of tall, striking, and astoundingly skinny girls who walk in beautiful and revolutionary creations. Dolce & Gabbana’s collection this season was inspired by mothers, specifically and literally by the mother-daughter relationship. For the show, the brand mixed models, mothers, pregnant women, babies, and young girls together, all dressed in the amazing Italian designs. I applaud designers like Dolce & Gabbana for doing something different. Putting their clothing on real women who have children and who are not traditionally “model skinny” makes their brand more accessible to actual, everyday women, including mothers who could relate to and appreciate this change. As I have mentioned in a previous post, I also, shockingly, applaud Kanye West for incorporating models of all shapes and sizes in his show and therefore breaking the stick-thin model norm of fashion shows. I am not trying to bash the modeling industry, but I do think that brands and labels who only use extremely skinny models are limiting their demographic and made their collections seemingly unattainable.

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