Dolce & Gabbana sure seem to have food on the brain at the moment, from their recently opened ‘Italian Christmas Market’ in Harrods (inspired by the traditional Italian family yule) to a colourful collaboration with Smeg and, of course, their SS18 catwalk featuring carrot earrings and a cannoli-print dress (soup cans, aubergines, cookies, cabbages and peapods also made appearances on their designs).
Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have referenced pasta on past garment designs, from tops to dresses, but now they’ve gone one step further and put their name to actual pasta. Collaborating with Pastificio di Martino, there will soon be 5,000 limited edition, intricately patterned tins of pasta to get your hands on. If you thought the moment had arrived to snag a D&G bargain, you might be dismayed to learn that the boxes of snappy spaghetti and fashionable fettucine will set you back $110.
Matching aprons will also be available to buy, as modelled on Gabbana’s Instagram by his mother. Pasta di Martino fans can rest assured that the recipe itself hasn’t changed, just the packaging; the tins (currently available in Pasta di Martini stores) will soon be available online and in select shops, including Harrods. For more pasta/Dolce & Gabbana inspiration, check out their ‘The One’ commercial, which features Emilia Clarke dancing around the bustling streets of Naples before hunkering down with a big bowl of spaghetti – which, FYI, is di Martino’s. The new tins are expected to be the start of a long collaboration between these two renowned Italian companies.