Truth be told, I don’t follow fashion trends that much. I’m your typical jeans-and-shirt kind of person and so I don’t really care about brands as long as the item’s something I want. But when I saw Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana’s “Traditional Mosaic” collection for Fall 2013, my interest was piqued. And not necessarily because I'd love to have some of the clothes for myself!
“Traditional Mosaic” is an elaborate collection that, according to a press release on the brand’s official website, was inspired by the golden mosaics of Monreale created between the end of 1100 and the middle of 1200, and are found inside the walls of the cathedral in the same city. It seems like a lot of care and attention have been placed in the creation of this collection, as artists and experts were even sought “to realize those striking works of art.” The predominant colors of gold, brown and other earth colors with hints of red and blue, among others make it not only perfect for the theme but also for this season.
I may never be creating my own fashion collection, but I found “Traditional Mosaic” to be one of those things that stirred my thoughts and motivated me, in turn, to work. Its well-detailed work is impressive and, personally, I myself am very particular when it comes to details – whether it’s my own work or I’m just looking at things. Often, a deciding factor for me would be a minor detail that I think makes a piece stand out. When I work, I’d usually spend longer time than necessary whether when I’m writing or, as was the case back in college some years ago, when I used to always take photos. Most of the time I’d find myself scrutinizing every last detail before finally deciding that something’s good enough for me.
Even if you’re not a fan of fashion, you’d have to agree that the pieces from “Traditional Mosaic” are beautiful. Of course, I would like to have a dress or two from a collection like this! But more than anything, I think that, in a way, “Traditional Mosaic” is one of the many things today that can serve as a reminder to pay close attention to the details in the same way you would to the general picture. After all, it’s the details that make an already beautiful thing more interesting.
All information in this article were sourced from the official website of Dolce & Gabbana. You may read more about ‘Traditional Mosaic’ and see photos of the collection on Vogue and Style.com. Preview photo was taken also from Style.com
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