This is by far one of the most beautiful collections I've seen of Dolce & Gabbana in recent years. For an instant I remembered their breath-taking performances back in 2006-2007 where all you heard was about Dolce & Gabbana and their innovation and riskiness on the runway. This time around (spring/summer 2014) was all about mythology, Greece, Gods and goddesses, Champs Elysee, evergreen gardens, and of course, the Italian woman.
I couldn't help but noticing those huge golden (coin) belts, they were so literal but so perfectly executed that they honestly took my breath away. We already saw belts of that same look & feel in the Versace collections (both men's and women's) and in the current collection of Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2014. But Dolce's were much more rich, a complete object of desire. It talks about excess, wealth, but so subtly that you can't even notice at first glance.
I really missed shows like this from Dolce & Gabbana, and even tho' some people say that they are playing very safe and aren't actually proposing something different from their past collections, I say that they are sticking to what they know best: taking inspiration from the Italian aesthetic and mixing it together with worldwide themes that make their collections appealing for a general public.
It was absolutely feminine, cohesive and inspiring, and it's safe to say that it was the best spring 2014 collection from Milan (aside with Roberto Cavalli). It was simply exquisite.