Dolce & Gabbana men’s spring/summer 2020: cocktail hour in the tropics

Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2020
Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2020 Credit: Getty

“We call it ‘Sicilian jungle,’” said Stefano Gabbana backstage at Dolce & Gabbana’s spring/summer 2020 men’s collection in Milan, as Domenico Dolce studiously pinned a suit against a backdrop of palm fronds.

That vignette - Dolce, the son of a tailor from Sicily and a proud advocate of the craft - neatly summarised the mission statement from the Italian brand this season, which was to marry their molto bellissimo man with a rustle of Puerto Rican foliage, retro theatrics and safari adventures.

Dolce & Gabbana spring/summer 2020 Credit: Getty

There were nods to Copacabana camp, 40s silhouettes, 80s suiting and, in one instance, a boxy jacket that had historic inspiration but, said Gabbana, became “like something from Spandau Ballet” in its execution....

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