Playful tribute to mothers at Dolce & Gabbana, laidback for Bottega Veneta at A/W2015-16

Dolce & Gabbana stages a cheerful celebration of mothers for the Italian luxury retailer’s Autumn-Winter 2015-16 show at Milan Fashion Week, while Bottega Veneta opts for a casual collection in pois print.

MILAN, ITALY (MARCH 1, 2015) (REUTERS) – Italian designer duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana found inspiration close to home for their Autumn/Winter 2015-16 collection which was presented at the Milan Fashion Week on Sunday (March 1).

Dolce & Gabbana’s winter look was a colourful, fun-filled celebration of mothers.

Audience members were treated with a sight of mothers and children on a stage as the curtain was drawn at the Metropol theatre, venue for the fashion show.

Some of the models carried young babies with them on the catwalk and the show also saw Italian model Bianca Balti, who is six months pregnant, make an appearance on the runway.

The brand’s trademark lace dresses were combined with playful beyond the knee skirts and dresses with slogans manifesting their love for mothers in Italian and French.

The sequinned texts included slogans such as “Mum, you are my queen”, “A present for you mum” and “For the most beautiful mum in the world”.

Dolce and Gabbana’s colour palette included hues of baby pinks and blues.

Rose motifs and embellishments of childlike designs were used as details on the dresses and jackets.

Many of the models sported jewel-encrusted headphones, attached to iPhones on the runway.

At Bottega Veneta, the Italian luxury label best known for its leather goods, the mood was laidback for the brand’s A/W2015-16 collection, presented on Saturday (February 28).

Pois print featured heavily in the collection which included luxurious trouser and skirt suits.

Creative designer Tomas Maier chose bright colours for the look while materials ranged from wool and jersey to smooth silks and satins.

Calf leather and polyurethane were used for jackets, long and short.

The collection “explores the possibilities given by clothes of wonderful workmanship, that also allow them to express their individual creativity,” Maier said in a press release.

The Milan Fashion Week draws to a close on Monday (March 2) with a presentation of Giorgio Armani’s main line collection.