If there’s something Dolce & Gabbana loves reliably, it’s a literal fashion homage to something overtly Italian, and for Fall 2015, the duo’s chosen target is the traditional Italian mother. Not only did they have pregnant models walk the runway in several looks, but they’ve emblazoned a series of bags with mom cartoons, some of them rendered in sequins and embroidery.
We all made cute drawings of our moms when we were kids, and the vast majority of them are stowed in folders or plastic tubs somewhere in our parents’ attics or under our childhood beds, if they’re around at all. One such drawing, though, has been immortalized on the bag you see above, which will run you $2,995 via Net-a-Porter.
I’m all for celebrating moms (mine is great, and so was hers), but this seems like a ham-fisted way to celebrate them, particularly when moms are the ones theoretically shelling out three grand for the bags. Not to mention, of course, that the duo made some insensitive public comments about non-traditional motherhood shortly after unveiling the collection. It all makes the tone of the bags seem a little weird.
Are you into these bags, or do they miss the mark? Let us know in the comments.