He attended Instituto Marangoni in Milan to study fashion design, but he left just before graduation, confident in his ability.
He grew up in fashion, since his father was a tailor. He has always credited this with the reason fashion became his medium of choice for expressing himself, something he felt a deep desire to do from an early age. Deciding to go off and pursue his own career in fashion design, Dolce moved to Milan and got a job there at one of its famous design studios.
He knew immediately that he had done the right thing, that he had found the best way to express himself. As a designer, I see dreams as my job. I have to capture what people are feeling and translate that into fashion and even provide what people want before they consciously know they want it.
They started their partnership inalthough they still did freelance designing for other companies until they had officially started their own company. Fame and fortune, however, did not come immediately to the pair. They struggled to come to the attention of the fashion scene and did everything in their power to show off their designs to bring that about.
We organized it ourselves, me and Stefano, without PR, [with] nothing. My sister and my brother were on the door. The invites looked like hamburgers.
Not long after, in they opened their first boutique in Japan. Their style is a mix of traditionally male and female clothing, as they are known to say that fashion and dressing have nothing to do with being straight or gay, but rather that everyone has a part of the opposite sex inside them and that everyone needs to get in touch with that opposite side of their gender to be whole.
They point out that it is only modern fashion that has made men and women so different dress-wise. When asked why the two of them collaborated and how it worked, Dolce told Weber in Interview, "We have different tastes, which means that together we tap a combination of desires.
Sometimes we might create something that is more Gabbana; sometimes it might be more Dolce. But what we create always has to arrive at some kind of agreement.
What we hate is when people put up a barrier and try and hide what they feel. Then, in that same year they opened their first boutique in Milan. Also in the pair won the Woolmark Award. Every year their collections change, although each designer has his favorite pieces that remain in the collection each season.
Their concern has never been with what is trendy, but what feels right at that moment. This is better in the end because I have one taste. The customer comes to my shop to buy one taste, not another taste, not what is trendy.
Not to try and keep up with it all. There are very few people from whom the two designers will take orders and design clothing specifically for, but for Madonna they will drop everything to help. It was a big success. In the book 10 Years of Dolce and Gabbana was published.
Although the pair became lovers when they set up their fashion house inthey only announced their relationship publicly in They bought the Villa Volpe, a 19th-century palazzo in the center of Milan and moved in together.
In the pair, who love the glamour and glitz of Hollywood and professedly love it when stars wear their fashions, came out with their second book of photos called Hollywood.
They moved into separate apartments, although they both lived in the same block in Milan, and they have said that they will probably still go on vacation together.
The break up, they hastened to assure the world, would not affect their famous label. Richard Edwards in the Evening Standard quoted Dolce as having said that the separation was friendly.
We work together wonderfully well, we have a very strong understanding. We have a very strong love which ties us to each other.Dolce & Gabbana: the company profile and designers' story. Nov 21, · Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana either canceled or postponed its highly anticipated fashion show in Shanghai after Chinese celebrities refused to attend, CNBC and CNN.
Along with Stefano Gabbana, he is one half of the luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (D&G). Since founding D&G in , Dolce has become one of the world's most influential fashion designers and an industry icon. Early life and education. Dolce was born in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily, in 6 days ago · Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana will no longer be taking a bow at what was slated to be the biggest fashion show of their brand's year history, as the Italian designers .
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana Biography. Fashion designers Born Domenico Dolce, August 13, , in Polizzi Generosa, Sicily. Born Stefano Gabbana, November 14, , in Milan, Italy. the Italian actress who has been wearing their clothes almost since the pair started designing them.
Owners – Dolce & Gabbana Founded by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana in , the world-renowned Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana (D&G) mainly produces an internationally renowned line of clothing, but also creates shoes and accessories like sunglasses, watches and handbags.