As part of its "Alte Artigianalità" (High Craftsmanship) initiative, design duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana showcased their couture collection last night in the Piazza Pretoria, Palermo, Sicily.
The collection paid homage to the Sicilian Island, which is also Domenico’s hometown. "It's a collection dedicated to Palermo. And the event has been organised as way to get to know Sicily and Italy," the pair told the local media.
Over 400 guests were in attendance, including Rosario Crocetta, the President of Sicily.
The 126-look collection was everything you’d expect from Dolce & Gabbana: full skirts, bold prints, whimsical feather headdresses and the brand’s signature jewel-encrusted crowns and tiaras, which conjured up images of royalty and decadence.
The weekend was also punctuated by a series of fine jewellery presentations, which Domenico and Stefano chose the Palazzo Gangi as the location.
Dolce & Gabbana launched Alta Moda exclusively in Italy in July 2012, with each show taking place in a far-flung exotic location. The women’s couture show is followed by the men's 'Alta Sartoria' collection.