Majolica: from antiquity to modern haute couture

A timeless look

From the Neolithic age to the latest haute couture trends: majolica seems to encapsulate a timeless appeal that is unaffected by the passing of time; on the contrary, the designs and motifs that make these ceramics world-famous possess a charm that still inspires artists in the most diverse fields of production, from furniture to luxury fashion.

A source of inspiration for high-end fashion

The most recent example is certainly Madonna, the well-known singer who, on the occasion of her 64th birthday celebrated in Marzamemi, Sicily, chose to wear a Dolce and Gabbana dress entirely decorated with the prints of the decorations that can be traditionally found in majolicas.

Indeed, the two Italian designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, are the ones who have contributed over the last few years to reviving the motifs that characterise Sicilian majolica, allowing themselves to be inspired by them when creating their haute couture designs.


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