Bellies, bare feet and babes-in-arms recently descended upon Milan Fashion Week, strutting (read: ‘waddling’) the catwalk at Dolce and Gabbana’s ‘Viva la Mamma’ show.
You read that right.
D&G’s luxury threads have taken on some wiggle-room with pregnant models and tiny people playing muse to their latest collection. Dedicated to mothers around the world, the collection of forties-style dresses, skirts and coats were modelled by a curvaceous bevy of little beauties (and models); matching mother-daughter combinations drawing appreciative oohs and aahs from spectators – for more than just the clothes.
The fashion house’s austere lines and signature, morbid colour scheme took on a cheerier, more frivolous note, with flouncier fabric and (some) designs flaunting children’s doodles – others stitched with ornate roses or emblazoned with the word ‘Mamma’.
No mention of elasticated waistbands, though.
Obviously, designer garb is an utterly impractical concept for real-world mums and their ruffians. But, even if you’re never going to parade around baby-signing class or Hoover the house in a D&G number, it’s still a nice change to see chubby legs and a few fat rolls on the catwalk.