Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2014 Handbags 19

Every season, Dolce & Gabbana seems to have one goal, and one goal only: to make every new collection as Dolce & Gabbana as humanly possible. Not interested in Italian neoclassicism, European history or the vagaries of Sicilian culture? Dolce isn’t for you, and the designers aren’t even going to pretend it is. There’s no everywoman in these garments, only the Dolce woman, and that extends to Dolce & Gabbana Fall 2014 Handbags.

In this selection of bags, there weren’t terribly many legacy Dolce shapes. Instead, the show was largely dominated by ornately embellished box shoulder bags and a few flap-closured top handles, and everything was utterly ornate. Beading, embroidery, metalwork, exotic skins, fur, crystals, velvet, brocade – the works, often in combination. Despite all of that stuff going on, almost all of the bags felt luxurious and well-designed, which isn’t always the case for pieces with so many competing elements. Dolce & Gabbana do very particular things, and they do them particularly well.

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  • kindled

    I like some of the closures and handles–they’d look beautiful on less overdone bags.

  • smh

    oh god, no. just no.
    i just can’t fathom who would find chain lock door guards on bags to be aesthetically pleasing.

  • WhosThatBag

    What an extravaganza!! Its great art.

  • Anu

    the concept and use of keys is really intriguing, I loved that part.

  • JaneH

    They’re lovely but some of the bags had way too much going on. So much so that my eyes physically hurt from looking at them.

  • abbi

    I love Dolce & Gabbana- its not fashion its art that you can just so happen to wear! :)

  • MizzJ

    Gorgeous. These are more like art than everyday wear.

    • Megs Mahoney Dusil

      It’s probably my fav D&G bag collection in a long time!

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