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Dolce & Gabbana’s Bullfighting Boys of Spring/ Summer 2015

Bullfighting is a dangerous game – best left to the experts in Spain and the male models for Dolce & Gabbana.

06 . 21 . 14




Sexy and bold silhouettes in fashion for men do not typically include looks featuring silks, polka dots and heavy embroidery. If fact they often thoughtfully aim to avoid any excess pomp and decoration. But that’s all about to change next summer. Perhaps. Well, maybe not. But at least Dolce & Gabbana gave it a go in Milan this weekend.

Dolce & Gabbana - Runway - Milan Fashion Week Menswear Spring/Summer 2015If you’re like me, and always looking for drama on the runway, Dolce & Gabbana is your best bet. And if you’re into bullfighting gear with a dapper and slick edge, well look no further then the brand’s Spring/ Summer 2015 collection. This season the Italian duo, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana looked to the historical Spanish influence in Italy, where Spain ruled Sicily between the late 1400s and 1713 for inspiration. 


The result,  garments drenched with Spanish drama and Italian charm, featuring everything form charging bulls, modern matador costumes and looks nodding to traditional Flamenco dresses. Tanks printed with angry bulls gave way to classic jewel tone suits, white jackets with heavy black embroidery and their signature baroque patterned shirts with the new addition of the bull.

This collection fueled my recurring thought of taking on the persona of a modern-day matador. Can you visualize it? Me, a luminous red cape, a cheery dotted suit and a mild tempered bull. I mean come on, all that red, silk and rabid flowing testosterone. What’s better then that? Minus the harming of the bulls of course.

Along with the wonderful pageantry Dolce & Gabbana created this season, the duo also established a sense of desire. They took an iconic look and immediately made it accessible. It could be a wonderful alternative to a painstakingly tailored suit. The soundtrack provided another dramatic touch as the Iconic beat of “España Cañí” by Gran Banda Taurina and The Godfather’s “Preludio from Cavalleria Rusticana” blared.  For the finally a gaggle of men clad in radiant red suits marched down the runway. I guess Domenico and Stefano never heard the saying ” don’t wear red to a bullfight”. Check out the show below.