Dolce and Gabbana: Doing It Their Way
They talked to WWD (Women’s Wear Daily) about their 2011; we’ve highlighted the most fascinating points below—and don’t hold your breath for a high road collaboration.
On closing D&G: “To have a stronger brand, it must be one and the focus must be on that alone. Yes, some may reckon it’s a courageous choice, but it came naturally to us, and we had been thinking about it for the past three years.”
On the possibility of couture: “No, not really. We just launched a jewelry line, and there are other products in the pipeline: a project we will present by March or April, and many with [beauty licensee] Procter & Gamble for example, and much more…but I can’t say whatever thing now.”
On youth: “We have young assistants in their 20s, we toss them in the midst and they help show a different point of view. It’s the ingenuity or “ignorance” of youth that should be heeded in every field because it helps you see things in a different light. We always question young people for their opinion. It’s very vital.”
On elegance: “Recently, it’s all “trusciume” - there’s no quality, these quick-fashion companies churning out looks. People thought it was cool, but it’s cheap. Elegance is intellectual; it’s about excellent taste, the cut, proportions, quality, how you carry yourself.”