State General Prosecutor Calls for Acquittal of Dolce and Gabbana

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce | Source: Dolce and Gabbana

MILAN, Italy — State general prosecutor Gaetano Santamaria has called for the acquittal of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana during the first hearing of the pair’s appeal against their conviction for tax evasion last year. Santamaria told the court that they should find in favour of an acquittal “as the case is groundless.”

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‘Once upon a time… in Sicily,’ a Luxury Fairytale at Dolce & Gabbana

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Called “Once upon a time… in Sicily” designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana took viewers on a jolly jaunt into a luxury fairytale. The whimsical collection showed their abilities off with a very fashionable flair, says Jessica Michault for Nowfashion.com

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A Couture Stage Beyond Paris: Destiny, Dream or Delusion?

Chinese couturier Guo Pei at Asian Couture Week in Singapore, October 2013 | Source: Asian Couture Week

As fashion’s centre of gravity moves steadily south and east, driven by the changing global distribution of both wealth and fashion creativity, Paris’ monopoly on the dazzling couture trade is being challenged by a handful of new overseas events with their own ideas about couture.

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Female Fashion Addicts Change China’s $19 Billion Market

Louis Vuitton in Shanghai | Source: Flickr

BEIJING, China — Lisa Yan is the new face of the Chinese luxury consumer: female and fashion-forward. The 26-year-old finance saleswoman checks social media daily to see what celebrities or friends are wearing. She wears Burberry coats, alternates between a light blue Valentino bag and a black Dolce & Gabbana one for work, and reads magazines such as Vogue.

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Sonam Kapoor, Bollywood’s Fashionable Sweetheart

Sonam Kapoor styled by Nikhil Mansata | Photo: R Burman for BoF

BoF columnist Bandana Tewari speaks to 28 year-old actor Sonam Kapoor — daughter of legendary Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and a member of the recently launched BoF 500 — about the power of entertainment and Bollywood’s unique ability to move the Indian fashion market.

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Dolce & Gabbana Rule Out IPO as Duo Appeals Tax Evasion Charges

Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce | Source: Dolce and Gabbana

MILAN, Italy — Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the Italian designers convicted of tax evasion, ruled out a public sale of a stake in their namesake fashion company, while leaving open the possibility of bringing in private investors.

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