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Fashion meets Technology at Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show – On Sunday night, Dolce & Gabbana stunned the watching crowd at the fashion show with the new collection entitled Fashion Devotion. According to the fashion designer Domenico Dolce, “fashion is not work, fashion is devotion […] you live, sleep and eat with fashion, you never stop thinking about it and you love it with all your heart.”
The brand showed off their new handbags for the upcoming season by sending them down the runway via drones during Milan Fashion Week. Drones arrived in style by the hands of the Italian designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The audience members were asked to turn off Wi-Fi on their smartphones, as well as any personal hotspots, a request made by the event’s organizers for fear it might interfere with the spectacle and to reduce the chance of any interference affecting the drone flights.
Named ‘devotion’ and featuring heart-shaped closures, the flying bags flew down the runway to Kendrick Lamar’s All The Stars song. The drones also fluttered up towards the angels decorating the set before filing onto the runway. Around seven of the drones hovered along the runway, each one with a Dolce & Gabbana handbag dangling beneath it, the devices also stopped to be admired and photographed by the happy audience, before returning backstage to make way for more real human models.
After the technological moment, human models wearing clothes hit the runway, actual clothes on real models. On the catwalk the models walked in Dolce & Gabbana style, embracing the religious iconography with gold embellished tabernacle bags, embroidered haloes, and the sacred heart, exquisitely crafted Vatican City vestment brocades and cut velvet. “It’s just for me. But, you know, I do believe in God, and I believe in the Virgin. It’s only for me,” said Stefano Gabbana. The set facade was a homage to the baroque Oratorio di Santa Cita church in Palermo, Sicily, the island of Domenico Dolce’s birth.
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