Alta Sartoria: Pushing The Boundaries Of Men’s Bespoke
“A good tailor is like a priest, the relationship is very intimate,” said Domenico Dolce at the debut of this season’s Alta Sartoria men’s line in Milan, last month. The crowd? Just a select group of VIP clients, all super rich, all dressed up with extravagant flair for the day. One young Taiwanese client even wafts into the show wearing a full-on, gold, fairytale crown. Even for this fashion-forward lot, it was a bit much – making for plenty of turned heads and barely suppressed smiles. “At our Alta events, it’s a close affair,” says Stefano Gabbana, of the closed-door events showcasing these one-off outfit lines, “we love to find a good balance with the customers, and we get to meet all of them. It’s not like we sell to them and then ‘bye bye’.” As a result, the designers are not so much just dictating to these men their version of ultra decadent Dolce & Gabbana fashion, but constantly designing based on the lifestyles of their millionaire clients. This latest sportswear-inspired collection is a prime example. Read more at South China Morning Post.