Dolce & Gabbana have the special touch—they're able to make complete sense of the seemingly impossible on the runway (recall past seasons' stiff raffia skirts, dresses printed with wistful summer vegetables). The look they've championed most as of late is ornate; trendsetters for seasons to come, the vibe was always lush black or weathered golds, reminiscent of the past and famous works of art.
For Spring 2014, the label stuck much to this theme: utterly regal and over-the-top looks that scream "statement!" but are presented for everyday. To start, out walked simple dresses screenprinted with crumbling columns, and from there D&G really impressed with their floaty 3D floral frocks. Little blooms make a big impact on a long-sleeved knee-skimming semi-sheer gown, seemingly collaged with flowers. Other motifs of the collection were architecture (as hinted at the beginning of the show) and coin money—not exactly themes you'd expect from a company struggling with financial woes.
Overall, wonderfully expected luxe looks from Dolce & Gabbana, the duo able to make any old novelty print into a true work of art.