Italian fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana, renowned for their dazzling embellishments and colourful prints, have launched a spectacular Christmas market and fashion collaboration at Harrods. The dynamic duo, Domenico and Stefano, have taken over the iconic Knightsbridge store’s windows, with animated puppets of the designers offering a glimpse of a traditional Christmas in their eyes. The 14 scenes depicted in the windows also highlight the craft techniques that make up different parts of the design house from fine watch making to men’s tailoring.
Inside the store the designers launched a Christmas market featuring exclusive products from handbags, purses and sunglasses to candles and Christmas gifts. The theme for the market is food and all of the gifts and products are presented surrounded by tantalising cakes, sweets and chocolates. The designers have a huge passion for their home country, and this certainly pays homage to some of Italy’s most enchanting Christmas traditions.
The designers also turned on the stores Christmas lights, with Harrods’ chief merchant Helen David, to the jubilant cheers of the amassed crowd. An Italian marching band, flown in especially for the occasion performed Christmas classics such as Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock’.
After the lights switch on, the designers headed back to the store to prepare models for the DG Millennials fashion show featuring famous models including; Rafferty Law, Lottie Moss, Pixie Lott, Lady Kitty Spencer and Oliver Cheshire. The young generation of aristocrats, socialites and trend-setters modelled the brands latest capsule collection featuring embellished floral silk gowns, billowing chiffon and lace embroided dresses and sharp tuxedos with animal prints.
Domenico Dolce & Stefano Gabbana certainly put on a tremendous show of extravagance, colour and festivity that left all revellers in total awe. It was truly befitting for the world’s most luxurious department store.
The Christmas Market can be found on the 4th floor in Harrods (enter via the Door 5 escalator) and is truly the perfect place to buy unique and enchanting gifts for your loved ones this coming Christmas.