Alta Sartoria Menswear Show, Paied Homage to Ancient Greece

For six years Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been presenting their haute couture Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria collections in hidden corners of Italy and far-flung spots around the world, from Capri and Sicily to London and Tokyo. But this time they surpassed themselves, in a divine setting at the courtyard of the town hall of Sciacca in Sicily, Dolce & Gabbana paied homage to ancient Greece.

“The Alta Moda show at the temple in Agrigento was about the idea of Olympus and its goddesses. Tonight it is the turn of the gods.”

So said Domenico Dolce at the preview of Alta Sartoria menswear show—the closing act in this summer’s Sicilian trilogy of Alta events.

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The different menswear lines were inspired by Zeus, Apollo and Poseidon, Greek tragedy and philosophy all the way to the Byzantium spanning 2,000 years.

We can notice that many of these looks followed the ancient theme including, flowing fresco-hemmed white robes and golden sandals with golden archery equipment as a sportif accessory.

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These looks also, meant the return of over-sized tank top cinched at the hip with a narrow studded belt over short-shorts as a modern heroic silhouette. These tank tops were sometimes bouclé, sometimes metal-studded and sometimes in suede knit. Equally eye-catching, but more of this era, was the offer of wide-legged, double-breasted suiting and coats.

 

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