The fruit memo seems to have gone out in Milan. Following the farmer’s market-inspired Spring 2012 Moschino Cheap & Chic collection, the Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana-designed Dolce & Gabbana show included a number of oversized prints of market fresh produce – think carrots, eggplants, onions, and peppers printed on flouncy 50s day skirts, shorts, cropped tops, sun dresses, and more. Also in the mix were vibrantly bright floral prints and accessories that included pasta and garlic-shaped earrings and macaroni-shaped handbag handles, all of which made for an undeniably exuberant collection.
Inspired by Sophia Loren in the 50s, it's no easy feat to make produce sartorially alluring, but the collection came off as just that. Of course, it wouldn’t be Dolce & Gabbana without some glitz and glam added into the culinary mix; to that end this season brought with it plenty of lace, crystals, and corsets that while at times felt a bit repetitive, made for a number of beautiful, heavily embellished cocktail dresses.