Sicilian Majolica: treasures of art and culture that transcend time

A journey into the iconic print by Dolce&Gabbana


June 2023

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Luxurious and extravagant designs that draw inspiration from the rich cultural heritage of Italy. Majolica blue and fuchsia patterns are recurring motifs in Dolce&Gabbana’s collections, adding a vibrant and Mediterranean touch to their creations.

Sicily’s magnificent majolica, a fusion of hues and traditions

The art of majolica was brought to Sicily by the Arabs in the 9th century, and since then it has become an essential part of the island’s culture and crafts.
Sicilian majolica is distinguished by its bright colours and elaborate decorations: typical motifs include floral elements, arabesques, quotations from nature, and images of daily life.


Caltagirone, a city in Sicily with a long history in pottery, is well-known for producing majolica. Caltagirone is famous for its majolica staircases, where each step is decorated with beautiful motifs and colours.


Sicily’s majolica art is deeply rooted in the history and culture of the island. Majolica is a priceless treasure that continues to pass on its beauty and significance through the centuries, leaving an everlasting stamp in the hearts of those who find it. Each piece is a testament to the craftsmanship and passion that Sicilian artists commit to this art form.

A tribute to tradition

The use of majolica in Dolce&Gabbana’s designs demonstrates the company’s unwavering devotion to Italian craftsmanship and rich cultural history. These works of art have a distinctive and alluring aesthetic thanks to the exquisite beauty of majolica, skillfully enriching Italy’s rich creative legacy. Dolce&Gabbana introduces the allure of majolica into the homes of fashionistas worldwide through the worlds of fashion, design, and beauty, providing them with a singular and unforgettable Mediterranean experience.

Majolica: Shades of fuchsia

The new FW 23/24 Dolce&Gabbana Collection features the signature majolica motif in fuchsia. Steven Meisel has caught the powerful and bright light of fuchsia in the delicate and feminine forms of Mariacarla Boscono, providing a genuine voyage through the gardens and the historic majolica of Caltagirone. This unique and timeless collection portrays the brand’s DNA by giving it a vibrant character. The majolica print is a bi-chromatic color palette, as described by Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce, that invites people to discover the authenticity of the highest quality craftsmanship of Made in Italy, highlighting concepts such as lightness and femininity, enhanced by the bright naunces of this latest collection.

Maiolica blu: Mediterranean colours

Blu Majolica is a distinctive fashion print created by Dolce&Gabbana. Like majolica fuchsia, the print draws inspiration from the traditional Sicilian ceramic art form, known for its vibrant colours and intricate patterns. The Blu Majolica print typically features a combination of deep blue and pure white, resembling hand-painted ceramic tiles and the Mediterrenean. The pattern often includes geometric designs and other decorative elements reminiscent of Sicilian ceramics with the crisp clean colours renowned with Southern Italy. Blu Majolica print is incorporated into various fashion creations, from the clothing lines to accessories and home furnishings. The print adds a touch of Mediterranean flair and a vibrant, eye-catching aesthetic to the designs, reflecting the brand’s signature Italian style.


The light brushstrokes of Majolica, which was once a priceless enamel used to cover vases, utensils, and tiles, are alive with the intense blue of the Mediterranean Sea and the shades of the sky on the horizon. Majolica is an inspiration and a core part of Dolce&Gabbana DNA. The deepest message concealed in the Dolce&Gabbana collections for spring/summer is to honour Sicily, Made in Italy, and connected to the brand’s roots.


These motifs are subtly sophisticated and are inspired by Italy’s rich cultural past, blend flawlessly with Dolce&Gabbana’s distinctive style. As a consequence, a symphony of creative and unique collections that honour the brand’s origins and inventiveness. Thus creating true wearable works of art inspired by Italian culture embellishing the fashion world with timeless elegance.


Discover the beauty of the iconic Dolce&Gabbana Maiolica print.