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Versace (Inter Milan) versus Dolce & Gabbana (AC Milan)

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Inter Milan versus AC Milan on the fashion floor! Inter go for Versace and Milan for Dolce & Gabbana.

Donatella Versace hosted a cocktail party for 800 people on Wednesday night at the Sanlitun Village mall housing Versace’s Beijing flagship Shop. Ms Versace, togged in a shimmery skintight dress, had a chat with footballers including Luis Figo, Giampaolo Pazzini and Samuel Eto’o togged in pinstriped suits as well as shirts and ties in monochromatic blue.

“I’m very excited about dressing my favorite football team (Inter Milan),” Versace said. “First of all, they’re not built like regular men, so you have to think of the shape of the suits.”

Donatella Versace FC Internazionale

Meanwhile, Dolce & Gabbana, which is a sponsor of AC Milan, is holding its own in-store cocktail party in Beijing today to present a book called “Milan Fashion Soccer Players Portraits,” filled with black-and-white portraits of the players taken by photographer Marco Falcetta. Although the designers aren’t making the trip to China, the players are expected to put in an appearance.

“I always enjoy it here in Beijing,” chirped Donatella. “The Chinese are becoming more and more fashionable all the time.”

“For us, China is the most optimistic place,” she said. “We absolutely see amazing growth here.” (bet you do but try dropping the patronising tone if you looking for long-term success).

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After thought, which designer brands would West Ham United versus Millwall go for?

D&G Clothing Spring 2011

D&G Clothing Spring 2011

“It’s a garden party,” exclaimed Stefano Gabbana, preshow, of the spring D&G collection. As if there could ever be any doubt. For starters, the invitations featured oversize hydrangea prints and tiny packets of convolvulus tricolor, aka dwarf morning glory, seeds. Meanwhile, the runway was a slice of heavenly Eden — grass and various flora trimmed the wooden catwalk, the backdrop consisted of giant trellises dripping with the herbaceous stuff and, blasting through the speakers as one waited for the show, was the sound of chirping birds and dreamy instrumentals.

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Then out sashayed the first model, working that girlish gardener routine to the hilt. She wore a floral-print top, baggy bubble shorts cut from raw linen and shoes topped off with a corsage; her floppy, oversize tote — complete with gardening gloves and tools — provided the perfect thematic punctuation mark. And so went the rest of the show, with Gabbana and Domenico Dolce skillfully and festively whipping up both romantic and coquettish variations on that theme. There were Seventies-style gowns, peasant blouses, overalls, ruffled bloomers and onesies, in pretty florals, ginghams and picnic-cloth checks. Apronlike skirts opened up in the back to reveal frilly bloomers for a cheeky touch, while wide culottes and jackets, in denim and oatmeal linen, tempered the season’s bloom indulgence nicely. It all made for a vibrant, cheerful take on the spring’s emerging bohemian trend. Adding to that sense of whimsical fun — graphic tanks and Ts featuring Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. A spirited heigh-ho, indeed. Via WWD.

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Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue

Dolce & Gabbana is back at it again with their latest and very sexy campaign for their Light Blue fragrance. The campaign features models David Gandy and Anna Jagodzinska at the Island of Capri in Italy and was shot by Mario Testino. Take a look at the images, the video campaign and also some behind the scenes footage from the photo-shoot.

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D&G Autumn 2010 Campaign

D&G Autumn 2010 Campaign

D&G Autumn 2010 Campaign. Nils Butler, Oscar Spendrup, Simon Nessman, Travis Davenport & Vladimir Ivanov by Mario Testino. Enjoying a winter getaway, Nils Butler, Oscar Spendrup, Simon Nessman, Travis Davenport and Vladimir Ivanov are all smiles for this season’s D&G autumn campaign photographed by Mario Testino.

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Max Schneider x Madonna x Dolce & Gabbana campaign

Max Schneider x Madonna x Dolce & Gabbana campaign

Meet Max Schneider, the 17-year-old who appears with Madonna in the new Dolce & Gabbana campaign, and who already boasts a quadruple-slash job description: actor-singer-dancer-model. This impressive young man is a senior at a performing arts high school that has no problem with him leaving school to work for a day on something like the fall 2010 Dolce campaign, which he shot in Harlem with Madonna in April. Get your minds out of the gutter (he hardly has facial hair!), because Max isn’t her new Jesus Luz — he’s supposed to be her son.

It was very comfortable. She walked in the room, and I’m a big Madonna fan so I was expecting it to be nervewracking but she walked in and it was totally fine. I felt like her son for the day, I was supposed to be her son in the ad campaign actually. She was just so nice to me, it wasn’t like I was some random kid, she really treated me with respect and I truly respected her for that. She’s such a superstar but she treats you as though you’re on the same level. It was really incredible and she’s just a very nice, sweet person. I was pleasantly surprised.

“Dolce & Gabbana Autumn 2010 Campaign

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn 2010 Campaign

Dolce & Gabbana Autumn 2010 Campaign. Adam Senn, Arthur Kulkov, Evandro Soldati, Noah Mills & Sam Webb by Steven Klein.

Staying true to form, Dolce and Gabbana share their vision of shamelessly open sexuality, building on a history of candor and direction. Even hardened anti-male-pussification campaigners have to admire Dolce and Gabbana’s tenacity and unwavering determination.

Dolce & Gabbana Menswear S/S 2010

Dolce & Gabbana Menswear S/S 2010

Dolce & Gabbana turn up the heat with their menswear Spring/Summer 2010 collection. Steven Klein photographed the S/S 2010 campaign for Dolce & Gabbana with godfathers Sam Webb, David Gandy, Adam Senn and Noah Mills. Perhaps it’s time for Golce & Gabbana to deviate a touch from their overtyly homo-erotic themes?

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Dolce & Gabbana make an appearance in Nine

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make an appearance in Nine.Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana make an appearance in Nine.

wanted so much to be part of this project!” said the excited designers. “Federico Fellini has always been one of our greatest sources of inspiration, one of the most important Italian directors. For us, being part of a movie inspired by the work of the maestro is like a dream come true.”

Dolce & Gabbana share a screen with Daniel Day Lewis, but there’s plenty of admiration for the rest of the esteemed cast. “Rob Marshall did an amazing work and the cast is amazing!” continued the duo. “He was able to put together the most beautiful and talented actresses of various generations and great actors. We couldn’t be more happy to be chosen, even if for a short appearance.”

D&G paid homage to Fiorucci

D&G paid homage to FiorucciHats off to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana as they paid homage to Elio Fiorucci’s colorful and graphic style in their D&G show on Tuesday, with Fiorucci himself looking on. In these days of selfish egotistical fashion minds it’s heartening to find such a supreme demonstration of magnanimity – nice one guys!

Fiorucci said the duo have a special “antennae” to peg down what’s new.

Fiorucci himself was an innovator in the Seventies and Eighties, so it’s no surprise Dolce and Gabbana singled out the Fiorucci store, designed as a discotheque, as a prime Milan hangout.

“They say they felt at ease and in a different world,” said Fiorucci.

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‘D&G UnderwearDo Dolce & Gabbana convey their homosexuality too strongly in this Adv Campaign? And is this likely to alienate their hetrosexual audience and consumers?

Paris, Jean Bouin Arena, a symbolic place for Rugby. It’s in this “temple of Sport” that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana created the new D&G Underwear Adv Campaign, with five Italian champions and photographer Randall Mesdon. Sergio Parisse, Denis Dallan, Ezio Galon, Andrea Masi e Gonzalo Canale are the athletes D&G chose to represent the contemporary man, and his lifestyle.

The impressive bodies sculpted through dedication, discipline and physically strenuous trainings, make them the perfect models for a new ideal of beauty that is healthy, clean and masculine. Randall Mesdon enhanced the statuesque lines of their body, the very same body which is that of real-life gladiators , scarred by strong encounters with worthy opponents. Because it’s the fight, but also the utter sportsmanship with which it is carried on, that makes Rugby one of the most fascinating and captivating disciplines out there.

Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

‘Dolce & Gabbana Sunglasses

Look sharp in the bright Autumn sun and glaring winter snow.

This season will no doubt see a return to the music festivals, the perfect place to let your hair down and show off your latest sunglass trends!

These Dolce & Gabbana have a distinctive edgy feel, think rock chick cool!

Oversized sleek black frames, charcoal lenses and subtle silver detailing make this the perfect wardrobe essential! Available now at Sunglass Hut stores nationally 1800 556 926. RRP $440

D&G Dolce & Gabbana

D&G Dolce & GabbanaFollowing perhaps years of speculation, D&G Dolce & Gabbana take a tartan exploration. Whether tartan has the potential to become a part of mainstream fashion only time will tell.

Established in 1985, Dolce & Gabbana is one of today’s leading international luxury goods groups. The two founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have always been the creative and stylistic source of the two brands, Dolce & Gabbana and D&G Dolce & Gabbana, and the originators of a growth strategy based on balanced development and focus on the core business. The Group designs, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories under the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G Dolce & Gabbana brands. Through a series of licensing agreements, it also produces and distributes fragrances and eyewear for the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G Dolce & Gabbana brands and timepieces and jewels for the D&G Dolce & Gabbana brand. Continuous growth over the years has given the Dolce & Gabbana group a solid base, and paved the way for further expansion. In addition to being the sole owner of the two brands, the Group is also wholly responsible for the management and control of the three business divisions: Production, Distribution and Licences. The Group has direct control over the entire value chain, from creation to sale, for both brands, with the exception of products under licence. Manufacturing operations are headed by Dolce & Gabbana Industria S.p.A., which operates the two production facilities, in Legnano and Incisa in Val d’Arno.

The wholesale distribution in Europe of the Dolce & Gabbana and D&G brands is managed by the head offices from Milan. The directly operated stores are controlled by DGS S.p.A in Italy and by local companies, reporting directly to Dolce & Gabbana S.r.l., throughout the rest of Europe. The monitoring of foreign markets is carried out by the subsidiaries in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong, which, entirely controlled by Dolce & Gabbana S.r.l. co-ordinate the management of retail and wholesale distribution in their respective territorial areas. With specific reference to the Chinese market, the Hong Kong branch operates directly on the territory via local structures in Shanghai, Hangzhou and Taipei. In addition, branches in Rome, London, Paris, Barcelona and Düsseldorf have recently been opened for the distribution of the D&G Dolce & Gabbana brand.

Results

Also with the fiscal year 2006/2007, which ended 31 March 2007, the Dolce & Gabbana group confirms the positive growth trend of the last few years, registering significant increases in its main business and financial aggregates. Wholesale revenues – of Dolce & Gabbana and D&G Dolce & Gabbana brand products achieved by the Group and licensees – reached 1,554.3 million euros, a growth of 35% with respect to the previous year. The figure includes revenues, equal to approximately 200 million euros, from sales of the new Motorazr V3i Dolce & Gabbana, the fruit of a special co-branding project between Dolce & Gabbana and Motorola. For the same period, the consolidated revenues of the parent company, Dolce & Gabbana Luxembourg S.à.r.l., came to 1,050.9 million euros, representing a growth of 30% with respect to the previous year; the Ebitda increased by 30%, reaching 298.8 million euros; while the Ebit grew by 31%, standing at 213.4 million euros; net income amounted for 149.7 million euros, with an increase of 38%. Again as of 31 March 2007, the Group has an overall workforce of 3,140 units and a directly managed distribution network comprising 93 stores and 11 factory outlets.
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