So Babies Were A Big Deal At Dolce & Gabbana…

Meet any Italian and they’ll tell you family is the most important thing, so when Italian design duo Dolce & Gabbana sent a collection celebrating birth, childhood and Italy’s favourite (and most fertile) female icon, the Madonna, down the runway it felt like a pretty natural move.



Gaining some slightly younger than usual fellow models, catwalkers rocked down the runway accompanied by the most adorable, and high fashion, babies we’ve ever seen. Watch out North West and Blue Ivy, you’ve got some mini fashionistas trying to steal your spotlight.

But it wasn’t just the super cute babies that grabbed our attention. Pregnant model Bianca Balti aka the real-life example of the phrase ‘pregnant glow’, stormed the catwalk in a classic Dolce midi-dress proudly showing off her baby bump whilst models wore matching rose print shift dresses with miniature counterparts. The most refreshing show at Milan Fashion Week so far, motherhood got a high fashion makeover where real women walked the runway and childhood nostalgia took the place of sex appeal.

Signature Dolce & Gabbana roses adorned embellished dresses and tailored coats, but the prints that stole the limelight were the child-like colour pencil drawings that covered clean-line silk dresses for a sentimental mash up we can totally get on board with. Yet another homage to the show’s ongoing theme of youth and fertility, we’re a little bit obsessed with Dolce’s playful take on sophistication and more than a little bit tempted to scribble all over our pencil skirts.

Waiting for the always exciting D&G army to storm the stage for the traditional finale, we wondered to ourselves what the theme would be. Romper suits? Dungarees? Working their way down the catwalk dressed entirely in black, baby in arm, models wore what else, but babydoll dresses. Touché Dolce.

By George Driver