First up was Italian actress and model Bianca Balti, resplendent in a pink pregnancy dress, her bump proudly leading the way, as behind her models in pink and black creations with red roses appeared with babies in their arms.
“Ti voglio bene”, I love you in Italian, was scrawled in black across creations edged in lace, while “mamma” or “I love you mamma” in English was written round the neck of other rose-strewn numbers.
Even the show’s invitation featured a drawing of some affectionate young thing beaming at its mummy — perhaps the artwork of a younger Dolce or Gabbana.
The problem, as all new mothers know, is that outfits tend to be ruined fairly quickly by babies who insist on throwing up all over them — not a risk to be taken lightly with clothes which make your credit card squeal.
But some of the Dolce & Gabbana creations deserve an infant-free spin, particularly dresses reminiscent of Angelina Jolie’s wedding dress, with childish drawings scribbled all over them.
Stick figures with sticky-out hair and waving arms adorned one bell-skirted, sleeveless dress in white, while another sported the sort of house-and-trees picture everyone remembers drawing in the days before school got serious.
While the love vibe dominated, the collection was given an edge by some serious jewel-encrusted headphones in red and gold for the hip mummy look — some of which came with a built-in crown.
The autumn/winter 2015 fashion week show wound up with an array of black outfits with looks ranging from professional to sexy nightie- AFP