For luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana, the Fall-Winter collection is one of the most important collections of the year. While D&G revealed some of its Fall-Winter collection at Milan fashion week with dresses made from chiffon, tulle, and lace and an emphasis on sensuality and women’s freedom, D&G continues to have more surprises for the fall and winter seasons.
Recently, D&G lifted the veil on its new Fall-Winter collection for 2023, Maiolica.
Dolce & Gabbana and the Name Maiolica
Maiolica is a refined, glazed pottery dating back to the Italian Renaissance. Traditionally, Maiolica pieces are white ceramic decorated with beautiful designs in various colors from blues, oranges, yellows, whites, blacks, and browns. Ruby reds and pinks were also available in the 1400s, but only from specialty workshops in Deruta.
The name suits the collection because of D&G’s use of the maiolica pattern in the most vibrant, luxurious colors reminiscent of colorful Italian gardens. Maiolica patterns tell a story and D&G’s pattern tells the story of fashion through floral motifs and eye-catching designs.
The Face of the Maiolica Collection
The artistic approach to the Fall and Winter 2023 ad campaign returns luxury fashion to the studio with glamorous shots of Italian supermodel Mariacarla Boscono. With such an Italian-inspired collection, it makes sense to feature the beautiful Boscono. Boscono rose to fame in the early 2000s as one of Vogue Paris’s top 30 models. She is a star known for walking on major runways throughout the world.
Her striking features and natural beauty complement the collection, and the photography highlights her effortless sophistication. To maintain a sleek, modern look, she wears a sleek ponytail and a simple, elegant makeup look.
The Beauty of the Maiolica Collection
The Maiolica collection features vibrant colors, heavily leaning on fuschia and deep red. The ad campaign features dynamic poses that capture the collection’s attention to detail, flowing silhouettes, and lightweight fabric. Photographer Steven Meisel shot the campaign and help from art director Fabien Baron and stylist Karl Templer. The Fall and Winter 2023 campaign highlights the collection’s elegance, with Boscono adorned in bejeweled sandals and D&G-branded pearl drop earrings.
The collection, as a whole, centers on feminity with its colors and silhouettes. Some key pieces within the collection include:
- A maiolica-print, calf-length bustier dress in poplin
- A delicate, small Sicily handbag
- A maxi-dress with maiolica print in chiffon
- A slitted shirt with maiolica print in twill
- A DG logo bag in calfskin
- Wedge sandals with a printed brocade
The Fall and Winter 2023 collection is a colorful, modern tribute to the ornate gardens in Sicily. The collection exudes luxury and sophistication.
Find Your Vibrant Fall and Winter Look With Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana continues to draw inspiration from the Italian roots of designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The vivid, unique Maiolica Collection features stunning dresses, scarves, handbags, and sandals, reminiscent of a winter’s vacation in classic Italy.