Dolce & Gabbana Mark London Opening with Street Catwalk

By Paul Joseph

Luxury Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana celebrated the opening of their new London flagship store on Saturday with a unique street catwalk.

A grand total of 46 British models decked in D&G’s Fall 2014 Men’s Tailoring Collection departed the iconic Claridge’s hotel in Mayfair before walking towards 55 Bond Street, the address of the new D&G Men’s Only store.

Upon arriving at the store, the models performed a catwalk show infront of an exclusive, private audience including famous figures from the worlds of fashion and entertainment such as  singer Kylie Minogue, actress Olivia Grant, and model David Gandy.

“We wanted to add to the DNA of Dolce & Gabbana with a little English eccentricity,” Stefano Gabbana told GQ magazine.

The new collection takes inspiration from the fashion of the Swinging Sixties, with pinstriped shirts combined with polka-dot bow ties and velvet or silk shoes in popping colours such as orange and light blue.

Dolce and Gabbana met in Milan, Italy in 1980 whilst working for the same fashion house. In 1982 they established a designer consulting studio which grew to become “Dolce & Gabbana”. They presented their first women’s collection in 1985 in Milan, and in the same city a year later their first store opened its doors.

By Paul Joseph