Dondup adopted a more feminine and romantic vibe for spring, albeit with a masculine, rock ‘n’ roll edge. For example, a canvas safari jacket was given a new twist with an embroidered pattern of lilies. The flower, a symbol of purity, also stood out on macro prints on long silk dresses or silk pajamas worn with combat boots.
Denim continues to be a statement piece for the Italian brand, but for spring the wash had a marble effect in pastel colors. Dresses in white linen and poplin shirts can be matched with Dondup’s staple vest, embroidered with chains and stones for a stronger look. Needlepoint dresses were updated in a modern way and had a folk vibe.
Following the exit of Dondup cofounder and creative designer Manuela Mariotti in March after 18 years at the helm, the collection is designed by a team that seems to be moving in the right direction, expanding the product offer and upholding tradition. As reported , Dondup is expanding its core denim collection through a collaboration with Adriano Goldschmied starting from the fall 2018 season. In women’s wear, starting with the resort 2018 collection, the company will work with Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez, the designers behind the Au Jour Le Jour brand.