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Pre-fall season begins! Dolce & Gabbana pre-fall 2008 was introduced in their newly renovated New York Flagship store. There's 27 pieces in this pre-fall collection. Pre-fall basically means what it sounds like; the ending of summer and a glismp into what to come for fall/winter. Dolce & Gabbana's pre-fall collection seemed mature to me.
After their floral and artistic shout for their Spring 2008 collection, which I loved, it's curious that they dimmed everything way down and became almost conservative. The collections are more monotone, less color. As though they went from phobism to the visage of cubism. Dolce & Gabbana is also known, to me, to be one of those color forcasting designers. Their fall 2007 collection injected metallic and silver colors into mainstream, which is why it's everywhere now. They also constructed the appeal with translucency in clothes and airy mesh from their feathered white dress from fall/winter 07 collection. That transparency and air-like structure is also seen in their pre-fall with that pink one (bottom left). I like this collection but it doesn't stand out to me. But it is a transitional collection, which is important to remember so basics with pieces that pop out (like that aurora, multi-color piece on the bottom right).
Does Dolce & Gabbana have a new market; Are they catering to the more conservative, but chic woman? Is Dolce & Gabbana tired of the loud colors and ready to sit back a little and explore how to reinvent fashion? Or is just a trick and they'll end up with something extreme like what Marc Jacobs been doing to his brand and Louis? All I know is that I'm looking forward to their fall. Their shows always have the best music and presentation.
I love the boots in the bottom middle picture. It looks like it has wood soles, which I adore.
Collection: Dolce & Gabbana Pre-fall 2008