The sunny Waikiki beach is the perfect scene for the D&G woman’s ultimate vacation for which the Spring/Summer 2005 Collection pays homage to the king of rock and roll…Elvis Presley and his wife Priscilla, while adding additional inspiration from the 1961 movie ‘Blue Hawaii’. This season welcomes a triumph of tropical colors and sparkling eccentricity for a collection with the purpose to shock.
While listening to Elvis hits and the strong sound of a rock guitar and combined with the amazing sweet sound of a Hawaiian ukulele, the D&G women’s collection was a contrast of combinations of looks for a girl who emulates the American singer, complete with a side of rock and masculinity, and the ultra-feminine sex kitten with flower prints reminiscent of Gauguin. Bright Hawaiian print shirts are paired down with black and pinstriped pants, white socks and leather oxford shoes. All of this versus an adoration to the sweet and sexy feminine Priscilla Presley in an acid green tropical floral print dress with gold leather straps and Swarovski rings, worn with high heel metallic sandals and a translucent clutch.
Elvis lives again in a cool and sleek shining gold leather blazer with Swarovski crystal lapels paired down with pinstripe trousers and menswear-inspired shoes. His arm candy girly look is ‘All Shook Up’ in a clean and sleek coral and lime palm leaf and orchid print satin oriental style dress.
A perfect melting pot of glam rock and tropical whimsy is created with an Elvis portrait T and crystal covered denim mini decorated with flower pins and raffia and metallic heels or a watermelon-colored pailette cropped jacket and t-shirt paired with a metal studded denim mini and sequin flats. Add a sequin bra in any color to a sleek black suit for a clean, tailored look or recreate the look with an ultra-feminine black mesh dress embroidered and beaded with lilac flowers or add a hand-painted tropical sunset on a 50’s flared skirt for a one-of-a-kind masterpiece look.
A hybrid of Las Vegas and Honolulu is created with looks combining stage worthy sequin and floral capri pants or a breezy multi-colored raffia mini straight from the South Seas worn with va-va-voom high heel cowboy boots.
Viva Las Vegas accessories are the real protagonist of this collection – sequin stilettos, raffia and woven wedge heels, colored cowboy boots and thigh-high satin boots – are the headlining cast. An untiring ensemble of materials makes every item unique and original like bags made with raffia and jewels with a snakeskin trim or translucent structured bags with metallic leather handles.
The finale offers a humble tribute to the King of fashion and rock ‘n roll during the 1950’s and 60’s portrayed on t-shirts, tanks and skirts with Elvis Presley portraits, a series of 10 exclusive photographs from the Presley family. For Spring/Summer 2005, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana pay homage to the man who created rock ‘n roll and became a fashion symbol for young generations…then and now.