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Back to basics: D&G seek absolution in postwar aesthetics

By Scarlett Conlon in Milan

After accusations of racism and China show debacle, the design duo revert to classic notions of elegance for inspiration

Nearly three months have passed since Dolce & Gabbana was forced to cancel its much hyped show in China amidst accusations of racism and cultural appropriation, but the weight of the ramifications still hung densely around its Milan fashion week show on Sunday afternoon.

Ever since the scandal broke out, the design duo of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have taken every opportunity to remind their audience what made their firm one of the most influential and celebrated brands in the world, by retreating back to the traditional Italian tailoring and joyful, family-oriented dolce vita aesthetic with which they made their name.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2019/feb/24/back-to-basics-dg-seek-absolution-in-post-war-aesthetics