In a gorgeous union between two ancient cultures, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana look towards the Chinese culture with a special focus. In this special capsule collection, the tradition and aesthetics of Italy and China are combined in a stunning East-West fusion that evokes feelings of distant familiarity.
The Dolce & Gabbana Lunar New Year Carretto Print collection features Lemons and Oranges as the key motif in the traditional Carretto Siciliano print in a beautiful, watercolor-like mirage against rich red, a symbolically auspicious color of the Chinese.
Dolce and Gabbana remember their first visit to China, where they instantly felt at home. “It was a very intense and beautiful feeling, something that rarely occurs when we are abroad,” said the duo. “We have been in love with this country ever since our first visit.”
They recalled the way they felt a vivid sameness between their cultures, and the instant feelings of connectedness. “There are so many things in common between our cultures,” say Dolce and Gabbana. “Family values, pride in traditions, and the desire to pass these values to the younger generations, even if viewed with a modern eye… all these points and many others create a very special bond between Italy and China, which ties them together like few other places in the world.”