Mentorship and guidance from established powerhouses in any field is a valuable way to gain some of the knowledge and insight that comes from decades of experience. When it comes to fashion design, there are few as qualified to provide this type of support as iconic couture brand Dolce & Gabbana. The company knows that working with emerging designers is a win-win. Creative collaboration and mentor relationships reap benefits for all involved.
Dolce & Gabbana lends its expertise to newcomers to the fashion world, and in turn, benefits from the unique vision of the next generations. Working with D&G launches new designers into the fashion stratosphere and this opportunity has been extended to many fledgling brands.
Harris Reed’s brand represents fluidity in all its definitions. Elegant, changeable, and freely moving around societal expectations, this brand focuses on high fashion with a heavy dose of inclusivity. Their designs seek to liberate wearers from the constraints of gender norms, highlighting the beauty in originality and freedom of expression. The brand describes itself as romanticism gone nonbinary, and there is no better way to put it.
Dolce & Gabbana’s collaboration with Harris Reed manifested in a show-stopping Met Gala look worn by Iman. D&G’s support helped Reed’s vision and inspiration come into existence in the form of a gorgeous gown and headpiece. Reed was inspired by the regalness of the event, the iconic status of Iman, and the idea of over-the-top individuality and self-acceptance. Dolce & Gabbana expressed their joy at the opportunity to nurture this incredible creator and help bring his vision to life.
Spiga 2, a Dolce & Gabbana concept store, has become a Mecca for rising creative talents in the fashion world. The company transformed this retail storefront into a showcase space for a myriad of new designers. This allows young clothing brands to display their pieces next to Dolce & Gabbana accessory items, which is the exposure opportunity of a lifetime.
This visibility is priceless in a highly competitive industry like fashion, and the designers chosen to be featured in Spiga 2 are some of the most talented and innovative creatives emerging in the business. Among the many names included in D&G’s roster of new talent are Fausto Puglisi, Behnaz Sarafpour, Christian Blanken, and Heather Williams. Part showroom, part retail store, and all creative genius, Spiga 2 invites experimentation and exploration for fashion lovers.
Korean designer Sohee Park’s brand Miss Sohee has quickly gained fans around the world. Inspired by vibrant imagery and surreal design concepts she utilized in her work as an illustrator, her clothing is transcendent. Bold prints, exaggerated silhouettes, and playful details accentuate and experiment with the feminine form. Having made clothing donned by fashion-forward celebrities like Naomi Campbell, Bella Hadid, and Ariana Grande, she is no stranger to attracting attention from people who know quality.
Dolce & Gabbana recognized the talent radiating from the Miss Sohee brand and has been quick to provide support for a potentially meteoric rise. Feeling a connection with Park’s authentic and fresh styling, D&G chose to collaborate with her to create her new collection, to be presented at Milan Fashion Week at the end of February 2022. Miss Sohee’s designs, created from her partnership with D&G, will be a representation of her personal creative vision.
Artistic expression, unique perspectives, and prioritization of quality are crucial to the success of a fashion brand. However, even with all of these things, it can be difficult to get noticed. That’s why Dolce & Gabbana’s commitment to highlighting the works of up-and-coming designers is paramount to the integrity and evolution of the world of fashion.
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