Welcome to Dolce & Gabbana’s floral paradise

Watch any of Dolce & Gabbana’s fashion shows and you feel like you have stepped into a beautiful, enchanted forest that is waiting to be explored. Right from the vibrant floral dresses to the matching accessories, every creation will leave you spellbound. Whether it is the Alta Moda collection that gave a lesson on Italian art history through fashion or the Fatto a Mano campaign that celebrated Italian craftsmanship, their embroideries are like visual art, like paintings telling a magnificent story. 

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Brand Inception

After its inception in 1985, the Dolce & Gabbana label had its first runway show in Milan in the same year. Over the years, the one thing that has been constant and evident in their designs is an undying love for their country Italy, more specifically, Dolce’s hometown, Sicily. Their first collection included angora and tulle fabrics, as well as jersey lace and soft, extravagant skirts. Some of their favorite materials have been silk, wool, and crocheted lace.

The fashion designers often turn to the past for innovation. They had remarked during their earlier shows, “We want to use the past to project it into the future.” This inspiration and foresight have remained consistent. 

The Inspiration

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have long been considered the inventors of the Mediterranean style. As always, this designer duo draws inspiration from Sicily the Mediterranean island admired for its rich landscapes and historical monuments. The flora, specifically, plays an important role in the brand’s fabrics. They are blended with animal prints, polka dots, checks, and Majolica prints.

Along with the creative use of vibrant colors and different fabrics, we see many flowers making their presence felt. Roses entwined into shoes and headbands, hydrangeas and poppies on dresses, lilies and daisies on handbags all leave us in absolute awe and admiration, mentally transporting us to Sicily and eternal springtime.

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The Alta Moda Collection

Celebrating the richness of nature and Italian craftsmanship, this collection displays floral motifs in a variety of materials be it sequins, silk, or even real flowers. The 2021 Alta Moda show was a breathtaking display of extraordinary couture creations, a wonderful fantasy of embroideries, embellishments, and theatrical silhouettes which resonated with the brand’s love for unique, extravagant pieces. As always, flowers were one of the main characters.

Dolce & Gabbana has the wonderful ability to combine different countries and periods, styles and fabrics in their feminine as well as masculine looks. Let us take a look at some of their fantastic pieces. 


1. Dolce & Gabbana Burgundy Key And Floral Printed Crepe Pencil Skirt L

This pencil skirt will pair nicely with a solid-hued top and high heels.

2. Dolce & Gabbana Cream Floral Embossed Jacquard Top & Silk Skirt L

Enter into a blossoming garden by slipping into this Dolce & Gabbana skirt set that is perfect for summer soirées! 

3. Dolce & Gabbana Red Wisteria Floral Print Crepe Blouse S

As seen across the landscape of Italy, clusters of wisteria blooms are brought in to enliven this red blouse. Pair it with jeans, skirts, or even shorts. 

4. Dolce & Gabbana Navy Blue Floral Sequin Embellished Velvet Tailcoat S

A tailcoat with an embellished floral design to lend a dazzling twist to your evening wear! 

5. Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Floral Print Velvet Double Breasted Blazer M

           The ageless rose print features on this creation, giving a magnificent spin to an otherwise classic silhouette. 

6. Dolce & Gabbana Red Floral Printed Cotton Ruffled Off Shoulder Mini Dress L

    An ideal summer dress to take you through those well-deserved vacations. Pair it with flats and a sling bag and you’re good to go! 

7. Dolce & Gabbana Floral Print Cotton Jacquard Cropped Pants M

The beautiful multicolored flowers on these cropped pants make them perfect for a holiday. 

8. Dolce & Gabbana Beige & Pink Tulle Floral Applique Detail Gown L

This pink and beige Dolce & Gabbana gown is adorned with lovely floral appliqués throughout, emanating modern princess vibes. 


1. Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Floral Print Patent Leather Pointed-Toe Pumps Size 37

A pair of Dolce & Gabbana shoes that looks almost like a beautiful floral painting. Dreamy and magnificent — a perfect ode to the brand’s aesthetic.

2. Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Floral Print Fabric And Leather Mid Top Sneakers Size 35

Sneakers with a floral elevation are sure to make heads turn and garner compliments! 

3. Dolce & Gabbana Green/White Floral Print Satin Embellished Espadrille Flats Size 37

Nothing spells tropical fashion more than these leaf-printed espadrille flats. Just right with a romper or cropped jumpsuit. 

4. Dolce & Gabbana Black Mesh and Suede Floral Appliqué Pumps Size 39.5

The vibrant floral appliqués perched atop the mesh and suede body of these Dolce & Gabbana pumps ensure a casual yet polished appeal. 

5. Dolce & Gabbana Brown Animal and Floral Print Fabric Crystal Embellished Slide Sandals Size 38

These sandals flaunt an interesting mix of floral and animal prints. Style hack: You can wear them with a black dress and a tote. 

6. Dolce & Gabbana Multicolor Python-Embossed Leather Floral Embroidered Raffia Wedge Sandals Size 37

With floral-embroidered wedge heels, these Dolce & Gabbana sandals are a gorgeous option for spring.


This shoulder bag makes for a chic and pretty accessory with flowy dresses and flats. 

Beautiful roses and embellishments give a romantic appeal to this gorgeous Dolce & Gabbana box bag. It is a femininely structured work of art!  

3. Dolce & Gabbana Tricolor Floral Print Fabric Miss Glam Chain Shoulder Bag

This lovely Miss Glam shoulder bag will take you through the day gracefully and effortlessly!

4. Dolce & Gabbana Black Lizard Embossed Leather Fabric Floral Embellished Dolce Box Bag

Displaying floral embellishments, this dazzling and spacious Dolce box bag is a great evening piece to carry. 

5. Dolce & Gabbana Black Rose Print Leather Medium Miss Sicily Top Handle Bag

Coming in a structured silhouette, the bag is festooned with vivid rose prints that will undoubtedly elevate your neutral ensembles.

If there is one thing that has remained constant in Dolce & Gabbana’s fabulous creations, it is flowers. Beautiful flowers in their blooming splendor — a riot of colors worth the praise and adoration. One can safely assume that in the years to come, this floral inspiration will stay and continue to captivate people.

Samikshya Borse

Samikshya is an ambivert who loves all things fashion, dance, and food. She believes in communication and the power of words and visuals to inspire people. A dreamer and a thinker, you can find her consuming digital content (incessantly) when not working.

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