The two most prominent fashion figures who have drastically changed the way we perceive and grasp fashion and who have become trailblazers in the world of perfumes, makeup, garment, jewelry and other accessories are unquestionably Domenico Dolce and Steffano Gabbana, the famous duo credited with major fashion breakthroughs. Their company was established in 1985, at which time they already started cementing their reputation and making their way through international market.
Domenico Dolce was born in Sicily in 1958 to a tailor father and apparel connoisseur mother from whom he inherited an overwhelming love for designing. While attending a fashion design school in Milan (from which he dropped out before graduating in order to start working as a fashion entrepreneur) he had lofty aspirations to become Armani’s assistant.
Stefano Gabbana was born in Milan in 1962. The deep admiration he had for the designer Fiorucci was his initial impetus for making his fashion beginnings which is why he resolved to gain a professional knowledge by graduating from a design institute in Rome.
The first encounter between Dolce and Gabbana occurred in Milan while working as assistants for the same designer. Their partnership began in 1982 and after a certain period of hardships and struggles, the pair invested joined efforts, hopes and ambitions to take off and start a business of their own.
An Empire Built from Scratch
Prior to making their real world debut, Domenico and Steffano held their shows wherever they could: fast-food restaurants or apartments, with the assistance of their friends. Regardless of the aforementioned humble inceptions, they refused to backtrack and succeeded in making their first appearance at the “New Talent” fashion show in Milan. The show was incredibly triumphant whereby they received such a wholehearted approval that they decided to launch the Dolce & Gabbana women’s collection the very next year – in 1986. After a short while, they opened their first boutique in Japan, in the year of 1989.
No other designer extolled and glorified womanhood like the two of them and their vast range of clothing, cosmetics and fragrances witnesses to their considerable respect towards female population. The Dolce & Gabbana woman is full-figured, provocative and not ashamed of her body. However, gentlemen have also maintained a great faith in their craftsmanship since a bounty of products had been crafted specifically for them.
The pace of their success increased spectacularly and after a while they started receiving serious commendations for their exquisite fragrances. The very first one gained a simple name – Dolce&Gabbana for Women, launched in 1992. Notwithstanding the simplicity of its name, its composition is grounded on striking contrasts: bitter and sweet, feminine and masculine, hence being recommended for special occasions. Two years later, a men’s edition followed and encompassed sharp and refreshing tones of lavender, tangerine, sage and pepper among all the others that are both energizing and relaxing. The boys always fancied the games of juxtaposition, striving to make clear contrast in same designs which eventually turned into a favorable outcome.
In the year of 2009, the D&G line launched the Anthology series of fragrances based on tarot cards, espousing the idea “find the scent for your personality.” Therefore, they devoted themselves to creating diverse bouquets for people with open heart, incurable romantics, charismatic and magnetic persons who are immensely resourceful and passionate. A remarkable amount of inspiration has been drawn from these fortune-telling cards and indeed, everyone is now able to find a piece of themselves in a formidable array of D&G fragrances.
The famed fashion icons are verily attributed with the innate sense of innovation, originality and continuous growth. One of the concrete proofs of their inventiveness is the fragrance named Dolce Rosa Excelsa, launched in 2016. Its enchanting nuances of papaya blossom, white amaryllis, water lily and white daffodil have the incredible potency to enamour the wearer and trigger the most profound feelings of love and pleasure. The D&G fragrance library keeps getting bigger, more impressive and simply too tempting: from Dolce Eau de Parfum, Dolce Floral Drops, through Dolce&Gabbana Intense, Light Blue Sunset in Salina, The One for Men, and all the way to Light Blue Eau Intense, Light Blue Homme, and The One Desire, the world’s favorite fashion icons have unquestionably created a majestic olfactory impression.
Highly Celebrated Makeup Designers
Domenico and Steffano hated the thought of confining themselves to clothing and fragrances only. As their imagination stretched, so did their creative artistic activity. They’ve always known how to make women look sexy, elegant, seductive and mysterious and their lipsticks, eyeshadows, nail polishes, foundations etc. are best to attest to that statement. Similar to fragrances, makeup could be a concrete manifestation of women’s personality given that face is usually a place onto which we project our mood, emotions and temperament. Classic Cream lipstick or its counterpart Passion Duo gloss fusion effortlessly disclose female beauty with their light to intense nuances that have incredible lasting power. Not only do they add a magnificent color to the lips, but they also take active role in lips nourishment and hydration.
Furthermore, other D&G beauty accentuators are Blush of Roses (blusher), Perfect Finish perfect matte concealer, The Illuminator, a range of Nail Care products and many more. In the attempts to erase the visible signs of fatigue or maturity, these luxurious products of superior quality might serve as reliable companions that will, by no means, fall short of your expectations.
Urban Sunglasses as Fashion Statements
Being keenly aware of urban, contemporary lifestyles and carefully observing the needs, demands and interests of both men and women, our two favorite fashion icons made a step forward and plunged into designing sunglasses with a distinctive fashion trace. Their cutting-edge models are truly versatile and once again employ the realization of contrasts so there are shades that are witty, arresting, edgy, expressive, elegant or minimalist; their versatility definitely accommodates everyone’s style. Sunglasses are accessories that subtly intersect with necessity and that is precisely what D&G had in mind.
Words of Wisdom
When investing an enormous amount of love, devotion, time and making great sacrifices so as to become a person of influence, a role-model and thrive in the field of whatever fulfills you, the results delivered will be beyond fortunate. Dolce and Gabbana accomplished their desired goals after years of hard work and managed to make their customers satisfied with a wide selection of apparel, makeup, cosmetics, jewelry and other fashion accessories that turn their wearers into unique individuals who strive to cultivate their own style.
Dreams can still come true; you need a great deal of energy and determination, and a little bit of luck.
Fashion is OK for five days, one minute, six months, but style is for the rest of the life.
I hope the people remember Dolce & Gabbana for the sensuality, for the Mediterranean sense, for our honesty to the life.