For every woman, an accessory is that distinctive element that makes her unique and allows her to play with her wardrobe in endless ways. That playful and luxurious trait lies in the detail that makes a D&G outfit an integral and exclusive part of her style. The D&G woman communicates strength as well as pride in her origins and family traditions. A cosmopolitan woman that pays attention to the value of Italian craftsmanship.

The tribute that stylists D&G dedicate to Sicily comes from their love of this sunny, colourful and highly fragrant land and can be seen in the attention to detail that finds its maximum expression in the accessories that complete the Company’s iconic clothing lines. The undisputed glamour of the artisan-inspired bijoux unfolds gracefully and elegantly into small resin earrings, decorated with fruit and tiny enamelled flowers, embellished with Swarovski crystal strass or little hearts inspired by votive offerings.

Gold-plated brass necklaces and bracelets are dotted with delicious enamelled fruit, delicate rosebuds and leopard-print pearls. One or more of these elements can accompany the season’s floral-print dresses or the sexy, total black evening dresses, as well as the carefree and dynamic denim day outfits. A chapter apart is the one that D&G dedicates to bags for which the brand uses the very best materials and all-Italian artisan know-how. In the calfskin versions with floral print from the famous Sicily line, interpreted in a vast array of colours and models, the Maison uses a mixture of embroideries, highly colourful pompoms and tassels, raffia and gem applications with extreme fantasy. Going from the cult bags of the calfskin DG AMORE line – with logo in vintage brass, embellished with pearls and cartouche with the word “amore” uniting the two letters – through to the floral and practical Capri shopping bag, the new, much-coveted Devotion Bag has arrived directly onto the catwalks. Made in matelassè nappa, it is adorned with that supreme symbol of love, the sacred heart. The logoed jewel has a Baroque soul framing “Amore” on the red, hand-made, metal alloy cartouche with pearl and filigree inlay.

But the magnificent obsession of the D&G addict is that venerated item in every wardrobe: the shoe. Amid feminine silhouettes and sparkling crystal and sequin details, the variety of proposals can make you crazy. More than shoes, they are little works of art, where textiles, embroideries, bijoux, heels and daring colours take the breath away from those who have everything in their wardrobe. Footwear that is not afraid of being noticed, able to highlight, by themselves, a sunny and jaded personality, proud to appear unique, both during daily life and on more exclusive occasions. The timeless Mary Jane is re-interpreted by the imaginative Mary Jane Vally, in versions in printed jersey, stretch lycra or lurex with heels adorned with jewelled stone and strass embroidery.

The eccentric platform sandals, in printed mordore nappa with jewelled strap will act as that extra something at a social event, just as private moments will welcome the languor of floral Jacquard sliders. And comfortable mules in charmeuse with jewelled strap can’t wait to take part at a best friends’ dinner. Among the many proposals, we would like to end with the pink satin and burgundy velvet Bette sandals with a tiny rose on the sculptured heel. For gliding to the notes of an Argentine tango in a café in old Palermo. (Nathalie Anne Dodd)