Empowering the feminine form: Karoline Vitto takes the runway in Milan

Dolce&Gabbana supports Karoline Vitto at Milan Fashion Week with the 'Supported by' project.


September 2023

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After featuring Miss Sohee, Matty Bovan, and Tomo Koizumi, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have teamed up with Karoline Vitto, a Brazilian designer based in London, for their ‘Supported by’ project. Karoline Vitto’s work is a tribute to the authentic beauty of the female form.


Her inclusive approach, focus on forms, celebration of self-confidence, and responsible use of materials are central themes in the young designer’s creative process. These aspects align closely with Dolce&Gabbana’s values, and lending their support to Karoline for her upcoming Spring/Summer 2024 Collection, which was showcased during Milan Fashion Week in September 2023 at the Via Broggi 23 venue in Milan.

Celebrating the beauty of the female form

Karoline Vitto’s collection drew inspiration from Dolce&Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 1992 Collection, paying homage to the female form by emphasizing and celebrating the natural curves and contours of women through the use of lingerie, an iconic piece in the fashion house’s repertoire.

This collection featured vibrant colours, sculpted silhouettes, and new prints that highlighted feminine sensuality while introducing fresh design elements. A diverse range of knitwear, crafted using the ‘floating’ technique, gracefully draped bodies, following their contours and revealing their beauty.


Set to the backdrop of Brazilian funk music by Luchalibre Audio, the runway was adorned with medallions, pendants, and coins collected from Karoline’s family during their vibrant market visits in São Paulo, adding a personal touch to the runway. The use of fabrics and accessories sourced from Dolce&Gabbana’s archives added depth and authenticity to the garments, creating a tangible link between the past and present and infusing the collection with the elegance reminiscent of the early 2000s. To complete the looks, a range of inclusive footwear, specially created by Dolce&Gabbana to support Karoline in this runway presentation.

“From the very first encounter with Karoline and her work, it was a true love affair. We both believe in the essence of authentic beauty, one that transcends sizes and standards and instead reflects the depth of the soul. Her creations skillfully unveil forms, such as cut-outs on the skin, stretch fabrics, and steel threads framing the folds that celebrate the freedom of self-expression in fashion. We are delighted to offer our support to Karoline, as she seizes this exceptional opportunity to present her creativity in Milan for the first time.”

Working with young creatives and witnessing their successes has always filled our hearts with joy. In this project, Katie Grand’s aid and enthusiasm has been crucial since the initial edition. We look forward to continuing this journey together, and to supporting other incredible talents,”


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“It is an honour to receive such immense support from Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on the occasion of my first show at Milan Fashion Week. I thank the Dolce&Gabbana family for giving me this opportunity and for encouraging me to continue to improve my brand and its ethics. This Collection has exceeded my expectations due to the careful attention I have received from the team: from the use of new materials to the limitless approach on creative expression, all of which have helped me elevate my work even more. I am delighted to showcase my celebration for body positivity on such a significant stage, and I cannot thank Dolce&Gabbana enough for their encouragement and support,”


said Karoline Vitto.

In an ever more inclusive world, Karoline Vitto and Dolce&Gabbana have illustrated that fashion can be both daring and refined while respecting diversity. This collection pays homage to the sensuality and elegance of women around the globe, embodying the very essence of fashion that celebrates beauty in all its forms.



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