DOLCE&GABBANA SS2015 Women Collection is inspired by the heritage of the Spanish culture on Sicily's history. The Sacred Heart is the main symbol of the collection and it is found embroidered or printed on most of the pieces.
The choice of the carnation was made not only because it is a flower that recalls the Spanish tradition, but also as homage to Dolce's mother, as it was her favorite flower.
This season's collection is strong, seductive and passionate like the explosion of love that is compared to the eruption of a volcano - Sicily's Etna. Dolce & Gabbana's challenge was to convey the Spanish influence in a non-conventional and literal way.
They achieved this through the use of very simple shapes matched with very rich details and embroideries. The result is a collection full of joy, love and sexiness.
Moreover, they veered away from a more romantic type of woman to go back to the kind of sensuality that characterized the Dolce&Gabbana's earliest collections.
The woman of today is sexy because she is conscious of who she is and she is not afraid to wear a mini skirt and embroidered denim pants worn with transparent tops or bullfighter's jackets.
There is also a subtle reference to the masculine vs. feminine aesthetic: the show opens with the same bolero jackets used for the men's collection as if the woman had stolen pieces from her bullfighter lover to wear.
This is an ironic hint to the erotic power of women. The three iconic Dolce&Gabbana looks that hint ironically to the DNA of the brand: The Corset Dress, The Little Black Dress and The Suit.
65 models wearing a white bullfighter shirt signified Spain with red embroidered bottoms for Love and flat shoes again for Spain on the finale. A total of 80 models walked down the runway.