Since it was founded in 1985, Italian fashion powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana established a trendsetting appeal. From the inception, the apparel brand made it clear that producing the highest quality would be an essential part of its philosophy. This spring/summer 2020 season, the superlative gathering of fine craftsmanship and sleek modification offers persuasive proof of how well the brand has lived up to that intent.
I don’t have to tell you that this season has been a daunting task for fashion brands —due to the global pandemic. Consumers now live in a diversified atmosphere and scenery. For better or worse, the fashion business sector has been catapulted onto a fresh new platform of identity. This newly founded identity is about to squeeze out the limitations of yesteryears time and space and lead us forward into the new decade and beyond.
On a separate note, Dolce & Gabbana and Humanitas worked together for Corona ( COVID-19) research. An important donation to Humanitas University in support of a study coordinated by Prof. Mantovani, aiming to clarify the responses of the immune system to Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, in cooperation with virologists Elisa Vicenzi and Massimo Clementi of San Raffaele Vita-Salute University.
The aim is to lay the basis for developing diagnostic and therapeutic interventions, contributing to the solution of a global problem.February 17, 2020 – Do innate immunity molecules with antibody-like functions recognise the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and play a protective, defensive role against infection? Can they be indicators of the progress and severity of the disease in patients? Clarifying these questions can form the basis for developing diagnostic tools, such as biomarkers of the severity of the pathology, and therapeutic tools. This is the goal of the study funded by Dolce & Gabbana and coordinated by Prof. Alberto Mantovani, Scientific Director of Humanitas and Emeritus Professor of Humanitas University. The study, at the service of global health, brings together the skills of the team led by Prof. Mantovani and Prof. Cecilia Garlanda of Humanitas University, related to the immune system, with those of Prof. Elisa Vicenzi and Massimo Clementi concerning viruses, at the San Raffaele Vita-Salute University, who were the first in Italy to isolate the pathogen responsible for SARS.MORE FOR YOUMen Seeking Corporate Ascension Need To Take A Look At SuitsupplyTop Investors Advice To Prepare For The Next DecadeThis July 4th, Celebrate With Style
“We felt we had to do something to fight this devastating virus, which started from China but is threatening all mankind. In these cases, it is important to make the right choice. This is why we thought Humanitas University would be the ideal partner, whose excellence and humanity make it a special entity, with which we have already cooperated on a scholarship project.“In the face of these tragedies of such a vast scale, each action may seem insignificant. But Prof. Mantovani told us the African fable about a hummingbird: while all the other animals were fleeing from a fire in the forest, it flew in the opposite direction, continuing to bring water in the attempt to put out the fire. We understood that in any case it was worth doing something. Even a very small gesture can have enormous significance. Supporting scientific research is a moral duty for us, we hope our contribution will help to solve this dramatic problem”, explain Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.
Over the years, Dolce & Gabbana has found and developed talent and continues to do so in the 2020’s— as it strategically veers from famous actors and singers to suspenseful fashion influencers, by crossing the line and looking to the future. Although most of them are not household names yet, they quite often have millions of followers. Take for instance the 1.9 million Instagram followers of male model and fitness guru Rudy Bundini, or American celebrity Cameron Dallas who proudly boasts 21.5 million followers. These sought after style influencers have become a prize seduction for savvy luxury apparel and fragrance brands. To avoid any confusion during these trying times, let it be known that a handful of these influencers are using their popularity and support for some of the most important fundraisers to date.
This season, the main source of inspiration for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana is presented alongside the city where everything began. Seen through a monochrome lens, the history and traditions of Sicily contrast with the brightness and vibrancy of these images, realized in Milan.
Sicily, recalls the island’s atmosphere, symbols and traditions. Enhanced by the depth of its frames and saturation of the two-tone, Dolce&Gabbana’s DNA emerges from these with all the history and values that they recall. Everyday life scenarios are associated through style with traditional moments becoming the suggestive background to the collection. The bright and brilliant colors of the collection emphasize the smiles on the models’ faces, whose joy and light-heartedness become contagious to those who pass by.
I recently had the change to sit and chat with Male Model of the year by IMTA/former boxing heavy weight champion and Dolce & Gabbana style influencer Rudy Bundini about what makes the Dolce & Gabbana menswear collection so appealing.
Joseph DeAcetis: In your words, what makes Dolce & Gabbana a brand you like to wear?
Rudy Bundini: The reason I love Dolce & Gabbana is the vibrant colors, fine craftsmanship and quality fabrications. The construction of the their suits makes me feel confident and strong while looking sophisticated. Having a tall athletic built makes most apparel items hard to fit; the sleeves and inseams are usually too short for models. In addition, my V-shaped body while having a smaller waist is hard to fit. Nevertheless, Dolce & Gabbana suits are perfectly made for a model with long arms and legs. I really feel good when I try them on.
JD: What is your favorite piece of the current spring/summer Dolce & Gabbana collection and why?
RB: The silver suit is my favorite piece of the spring/summer 2020 menswear collection because it’s not only edgy, masculine and stylish, but also has a perfect fit and cut. The outstanding color makes it suitable for both day and evening events and it’s soft material makes it a perfect suit for wearing all evening long.
JD: What makes Forbes magazine stand-out or what makes it unique from other publications?
RB The variety and richness of the content. I value its social focus and visionary perspectives and at the same time the intelligent observation, imagination and consistency in articulating the views on all matters of business, entreprenuership, fashion and fitness.
JD: Describe how you defied your limits and exuded confidence in your career and what did you do to push those boundaries?
RB: The human spirit is like an elastic band. The more you stretch, the greater your capacity. I am a man with thick skin and an elastic heart.
JD: Being assertive and attentive is required in your profession. How do you manage difficult decisions?
RB: I trust my instincts, and make judgements on what my heart tells me. It’s not about making the right choice. It’s about making a choice and making it right.
JD: Describe the epitome of confidence and sexiness?
RB: Based on my experience in the fashion world, walking in Milan, Paris and New York fashion week.
JD: In your words, how does someone standout in an industry that’s fast-paced and high in competition?
RB: Male modeling is a unique career choice in that there is no specific path to success. Representing your true self is the master key to unlocking many of the difficulties in modeling and also the modern world. People become afraid of revealing their true selves and eventually forget who they really are. Trying to copy someone’s style can’t bring the success they have gained because it doesn’t come natural.
JD: What does it take to become an influencer and game-changer?
RB: Stop waiting for somebody to elevate your game. You are already equipped with everything you need to manifest your own greatness.
JD: What advice can you give to people who’ll venture this kind of work?
1: Match your talents and abilities with the job requirements.
2: Don’t start it unless you love your work, if you love what you do, you’ll enjoy the journey regardless of the destination your work brings you, you most likely not only find success down the road but also enjoy your daily work not as an obligation but as a pleasure.
ON FITNESS TRAINING AND HEALTHY LIFESTYLE:
JD: How do you keep up with the latest fads in healthy living?
RB: I try to use the science and other’s experience to find the best diet and lifestyle, but at the same time customizing it based on my personal interest, metabolism and body type.
JD: How important is food and nutrition to you as a model, athlete or as an individual?
RB: Definitely food selection and nutrition has a big influence on our athletic build and also health. Based on your fitness goal you should be able to manage your protein, fat and carbohydrates intake.
JD: What are your fitness goals that you are aiming now?
RB: With the COVID-19 pandemic and current quarantine situation I am striving to make the most of home workouts with focus on body-weight exercises/calisthenics.
JD: What are the essential exercises you have to do as a fitness enthusiast?
RB: Weight lifting is essential for me. I alternate leg, chest, shoulders, arms and back routines.
JD: Fact or myth? Working out improves one’s sexual stamina or prowess during sexual activity? Why do you say so?
RB: I believe working out certainly improves sexual stamina. Exercise increases “feel good” endorphins that improve mood, help to reduce stress, and improve sex drive and overall sexual function.
JD: Fact or myth? Living a healthy lifestyle keeps you happy and young? Why is that?
RB: I whole-heartedly believe that living a healthy lifestyle can help to keep you happy and youthful. I know that if I lose sight of my workout routine and healthy lifestyle goals my mood is negatively impacted as well as my overall appearance. When I am working towards my fitness and healthy lifestyle goals I feel dramatically better both mentally and physically and my outside appearance is significantly improved. I feel a healthy diet, routine exercise, proper rest, and hydration are vital to reducing depression, feeling happy, and maintaining a youthful appearance.
JD: Any advice to those who are struggling in losing and gaining weight?
RB: For those looking to lose weight I recommend strength training, cardio, and a high protein diet with fewer refined carbohydrates and increased healthy fats. For those looking to gain weight I recommend eating more frequently, increasing your carbohydrate intake, and reducing cardio to focus more on muscle building exercises.