Dolce & Gabbana, From Ruins to Riches

For its Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Dolce & Gabbana channeled Sicilian culture with clothes clad in gold coins and ancient ruins.

Drawing from, once again, one of Dolce & Gabbana's favorite inspirations, Sicilian culture, the brand presented a Spring/Summer 2014 collection that was inspired by Federico Fellini's 1969 film Satyricon, according to the show notes, where "the ancient temples and theatres are transposed into surreal visions."

Set against a backdrop of Almond trees -- a staple of Sicily's natural beauty -- dresses, skirts, and tunic-style tops silk-screened with ancient ruins and columns paraded down the runway, as did pieces printed with gold coins -- that also appeared in the form of gladiator-style belts and dangling earrings -- and blossoming flowers in reds, greens, and pinks.

And then there were the classic Dolce & Gabbana colors and cuts: the silky, lingerie-style red dress, the hip-hugging LBD, and a few lacy numbers.

The accessories too channeled the ancient world: gilded sandals and flats clad with gold coins, heels featuring pillared columns, and ornately embellished platforms. Woven bags and wooden box clutches (again, decorated in the same motif) further emphasized Dolce & Gabbana's vision of Sicily as the ideal getaway.

Between its fur-for-summer dresses, loose-beaded tunics, and flamenco-inspired frocks, there's no doubt Anna Dello Russo will be jogging around the Mediterranean in these goods next summer.