Their heritage serves as design inspiration, so it’s only fitting that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana pay homage to their beloved Italia with the Miss Sicily bag rising stars Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were a match made in design heaven when they debuted in 1985 during Milano Collezioni New Talents show. In 2015 there are more than 300 Dolce & Gabbana boutiques dotted globally -Joburg included. style personified Metal handles, luxuriously covered in leather, fit the bag’s linear shape. From classic black, to animated family drawn prints, Miss Sicily is the epitome of style. The Sicily Mix (available in the Sandton City boutique) is a celebration of colour and textures, while the Carretto Siciliano print pays homage to Sicily.
Since 2009, Miss Sicily has been turning heads with its bellissima design aesthetic. Inspired by the austere style of Sicilian women in the ’50s, traditional textures such as macrame and lace are used. A slightly smaller night version is every inch as style-laden as its day counterpart. pop goes italia The designers love to mix inspiration: they look to pop culture for a contemporary appeal as much as they root their designs in Italian heritage. Their icons? Screen legend Sophia Loren, French-Italian actress Monica Bellucci and Bianca Balti. feminine functionality every bag boasts Italian craftsmanship, making it truly desirable. if skin’s your thing, a leather version requires five hours to complete, while the more nostalgic hand-crocheted version takes 12 hours to make.
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