Images via Vogue.com

As I flipped through the images of Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012, one song played in my head: “Be Italian,” from that movie Nine that no one saw last year. The film may not have been a masterpiece, but the spirit of its most famous musical number couldn’t have been any more dead-on for Dolce’s spring collection. From bracelets decked in miniature red peppers to handbag straps dangling with faux dried pasta, I’m suddenly jonesing for a big plate of fettucini bolognese.

For a side dish, I wouldn’t mind one of Dolce’s ladylike straw (…is that wicker?) top handles, preferably in baby blue. Raffia and materials like it are set to be a big trend for spring and there’s nothing we can do to stop it, so we might as well embrace the designs that do it best. Perhaps because the brand has used woven materials in many of its bags for a number of seasons, Dolce & Gabbana’s straw options are better than most, with or without the added pieces of penne.

  • edoardo

    I love this collection from the clothes point of view but the accessories are too ugly (speaking about shoes) and the bags are very nice, very italian style but sometimes too chanel. (especially some colors and shapes). However it’s a really nice collection even if I would have appreciated to see the Miss Sicily in the “raffia version”

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  • Brandon

    I think the bag in picture 8, and a few other pics, look almost exactly like Fendi to me. I don’t remember the name of the Fendi bag but the first thing I thought when I saw it was ” Fendi knock offfff ! “

  • pangpangtree

    yikes the accessories.

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  • NoNa

    In my humble opinion , i think FUR and Raffia never mix !!! Other than that who can hate Dolce and Gabbana :) xoxo

  • klynneann

    The pasta accessory reminds me of the macaroni necklaces I used to make my mom when I was a little girl!