We are honoured and pleased to present our new Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria collections in the magical atmosphere of Florence. Thanks to Enrico Rossi, President of the Region of Tuscany, Dario Nardella, Mayor of Florence, Antonella Mansi, President of the Centro di Firenze per la Moda Italiana, Claudio Marenzi, President of Pitti Immagine for inviting us and making a dream come true, and a special thanks to Fondazione Pitti Discovery for its support. The Florentine Renaissance has always represented for us the realm of the extraordinary, of pure creativity, of manual skill of the highest order, just as love for art and handmade products have always been the cornerstones of our work.
Involving the city’s artisans was a natural process, inspired by their knowledge, skill, love, and patience.
They represent the fabric of the city, ever since Lorenzo il Magnifico and Cosimo I de’ Medici commissioned them to create the masterpieces that we still admire today. We have always been fascinated by Caterina de’ Medici, a woman who, in addition to the art of the Italian garden, introduced perfumes and essences to France.
Thus was born a different kind of project, in which we worked directly alongside the artisans, sharing ideas to create unique and precious pieces that often defy stereotypes and transcend their traditional function.
The items made of terracotta, silk, gold, silver, leather, straw, crystal, porcelain, glass, wood, brocade, feathers, beads, made of semi-precious stones, marble inlays, and glass tesserae, are extraordinary and amazing objects which we wanted to endow with value and visibility through our clothes and which have reinforced, once again, our love and respect for the consummately Italian tradition of artistic craftsmanship.
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana