When Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana decide on a theme for a new collection, the biggest giveaway comes in the form of a sculpted shoe. Consider the pineapple-heeled pumps hinting at Spring/Summer 2017’s fruit theme, the bleeding heart Mary Janes of Autumn/Winter 2017 or the tile-print shoe of Cruise 2017, inspired by the Majolica ceramic pottery of the Italian Renaissance. Which leaves us wondering if the Amore tomato-can stars of Dolce & Gabbana’s SS18 range serve as a wink to Andy Warhol or a tribute to the designers’ favourite Italian meal. We suspect it’s probably a little of both.


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Art direction: Dane Stojanovic
Photographer: Sevak Babakhani
Assistants: Patrick Zaczkiewicz and Susannah Best

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