DOLCE & GABBANA
Established in 1985, today Dolce&Gabbana is one of the leading international groups in the fashion and luxury goods sector.
The founders, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, have always been the creative and stylistic source of all the brand’s activities as well as the drivers behind the development strategies based on balanced growth on a global scale and focus on the core business.
The Group designs, produces and distributes high-end clothing, leather goods, footwear and accessories. Through licensee partners, it also manages the production and distribution of the beauty, eyewear and Time lines.
Over the years many other activities were added to the creation of the collections, initially born out of sheer passion and then becoming the embodiment of the Dolce&Gabbana universe today. This gave rise to the prestigious publications, the cultural and social events at the Metropol space in Milan, the initiatives on the web via the official site and the blogazine Swide.com up to ventures in the world of lifestyle with the Martini Bar and the Gold restaurant.
The structure of the Dolce & Gabbana group includes the key assets for its continuous development: ownership of the brands that are entirely headed up by the Group and the management and control of the three operating divisions, Production, Distribution and Licences.
To date, the brand is present in 40 countries worldwide with a network of 251 mono-brand stores. The continuous development and consolidation of the Group at global level are ensured by coordinated management of the distribution policies, which combines the strategic vision of the headquarters in Milan with a widespread presence across the territory, through its branches in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
With specific reference to Greater China, the Hong Kong branch operates directly in the territory with an even more widespread presence through its subsidiary located in Shanghai.
Dolce&Gabbana is the new luxury, authentic and unconventional. A style that expresses new forms of elegance, presenting itself as a modern classicism, based on superior sartorial content and creativity.
The strong identity of the Dolce&Gabbana brand has evolved over the years without ever forgetting its roots. An unmistakable style, which, season after season, combines strong innovation with the Mediterranean flavour of its origins. A brand whose essence lies in its contrasting features.
WHO IS DOLCE & GABBANA
It's not easy to circumscribe the Dolce & Gabbana universe within a definition. A world made up of sensations, traditions, culture and a Mediterranean nature. Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have made a trademark of their surnames which is known throughout the world, easily recognizable thanks to its glamour and great versatility.
Two Designers who have known how to make a flag out of their Italian character. Two Designers who have known how to interpret and impose their sensual and unique style on a world-wide basis.
Two young Designers who address themselves to young people and who draw inspiration from them. Two Designers adored by the Hollywood stars who have made the duo their favorites: two Designers who dress all of the rock stars of the moment and who have elected them as their unquestionable leaders. The Designers of Madonna, Monica Bellucci, Isabella Rossellini, Kylie Minogue and Angelina Jolie, amongst others.
The Dolce & Gabbana woman is strong: she likes herself and knows she is liked. A cosmopolitan woman who has toured the world but who doesn’t forget her roots. A woman who indifferently wears extremely sexy guêpières or bras that can be seen under sheer clothes, contrasting them with the very masculine pinstripe suits complete with tie and white shirt or a men’s vest. She always wears very high heels which, in any case, give her both an extremely feminine and sexy way of walking and unmistakable posture. She loves that so masculine cap imported from Sicily and the rosary of the first Communion which she wears as a necklace. She can indifferently be a manager, wife, mother or lover but she is always - and in whatever case - thoroughly a woman.
And the same is true for the man.
At his ease, he dresses for himself, a little hedonistic he pays considerable attention to details. He loves everything that doesn’t schematize him. He’s free and he’s successful. He can go to the office wearing an impeccable pinstripe suit or equally with worn out jeans and blazer. He’s a man who lays down the rules, he’s not subjected to them. Exuding charisma, he imposes his traditions by wearing the cap, the waistcoat and the timeless white T-shirt vest.