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Dolce & Gabbana's outfits for Expo 2020 Dubai to go on sale – The National

The Dolce & Gabbana-designed outfits worn by volunteers at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be available to buy in-store from January. Photo: Dolce & Gabbana
The Dolce & Gabbana-designed outfits worn by volunteers at the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai will be available to buy in-store from January.
The Italian design duo were commissioned to create uniforms for the 60 volunteer students, who are from universities across Italy. They designed white ensembles consisting of trousers, T-shirts, sweatsuits and matching shoes, with the slogan “Made in Italy” emblazoned across the front of tops and on the sides of trainers.
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Minimal stripes of green and red were added to represent the colours of the Italian flag. The pieces will be available in Dolce & Gabbana stores across the UAE in the New Year, with prices starting at Dh1,850 for men’s and women’s T-shirts, going up to Dh3,400 for trainers.
The fashion brand, which has long championed Italian craftsmanship and know-how, is also present in the Italian pavilion through a custom-created architectural installation. A series of octagonal columns and brickwork seats have been covered with 1,200 finely crafted and hand-painted majolica tiles by Sicilian master potters, crafted from a mixture of clay and Sicilian lava stone powder, and decorated with natural colouring obtained from mineral oxides.
The Dolce & Gabbana installation in the Italian pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai. Photo: Dolce & Gabbana
The baroque forms of the structure are reminiscent of the architecture of the 18th-century gardens of Southern Italy, while the interweaving florals, bougainvillea fronds, citrus fruits and bucolic landscapes portrayed on the tiles will be familiar to fans of Dolce & Gabbana’s designs.
“The installation aims to be a symbol and testimony of the skills of Italian art masters in all their fields,” an official Dolce & Gabbana statement read. “They are a priceless intangible heritage, repositories of knowledge and skills that risk being lost forever, in a distracted and superficial age.”

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