Breaking away from their uber-pretty Sicilian Lace palettes of seasons past, Dolce & Gabbana has unleashed a new limited edition collection that’s encased in especially created leopard print packaging.
Unconventional use of leopard print is not new for the brand – in fact, it has been one of its signature stylistic codes. The inspiration? “Domenico’s mother always wore black but at times she would mix it with a print shirt: leopard print. It was the actual inspiration but we were also enamoured with Yves Saint-Laurent when he was alive and he used leopard a lot,” reveals Stefano Gabbana, one half of the designer duo. In keeping with this fascination for the wild, Dolce & Gabbana released the Animalier Bronzer last season and it became an instant success.
Now, for Fall Winter 2013 season, Animalier is transported even more extensively from fashion and accessories to makeup. Masterminded by Pat McGrath, it draws upon the colours of leopard prints – mink, bronze, coffee and beige – for a look that’s both striking and sophisticated.
At its heart is the Animalier Bronzer (€47): a sun kissed shade resonating with the warm glow of the Saharan sun. Eyes are dressed up by the Smooth Eye Colour Quad in Desert (€49), which holds four warm tones that are beautifully complemented by Intense Liquid Eyeliners (€31) in Baroque Gold, Baroque Bronze and Baroque Silver.
For the lips, the trio of Classic Cream Lipsticks (€29) forms an incredibly wearable spectrum: from caramel to beige to red.
And the nails? Honey, caramel and chocolate tones are perfect for a seductively wild vibe via the Intense Nail Lacquers (€23).
The limited edition collection hits shelves next week and is bound to be sold out in a flash. I will race you to the counter for the bronzer and eye liners! What’s your pick?