Dolce & Gabbana is very Italian. That’s a “duh” statement to make, given that the label does hail from Italy. But unlike most Milanese fashion houses, Dolce & Gabbana does not limit its aesthetic to just championing Italian tailoring methods.

The brand wants to capture the essence of Italy throughout time, and no collection exemplifies that better than its Carretto Siciliano offerings.

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A look at a typical Carretto. (Photo: Ok Wave)

Carretto Siciliano refers to the traditional, Sicilian horse-drawn carts of antiquity. Native to Sicily, the carts are carved out of wood and decorated with intricate depictions of Italian folklore. There’s no better way to describe the Carretto Siciliano than an explosion of colour and detail.

This flamboyant artefact from Italian history was revived by Dolce & Gabbana for its Spring/Summer 2016 collection, and the Carretto designs were applied on garments, bags, accessories, and even a jewellery box.

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The front of the Carretto box. (Photo: Net-A-Porter)

Entirely handmade and painted by craftsmen, the Carretto jewellery box features a three-dimensional carving of the Carretto wheel, with a tiled print reminiscent of Sicilian floors. The box is lined in burgundy velvet and royal blue calf leather, with a removable tray and a zipped pouch for more functional storage. It’s a jewellery box that’ll certainly seize attention. The price? S$23,000.

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Inside the Carretto box. (Photo: Net-A-Porter)

Let’s be honest, though. Its intricacy is a marvel to behold, but you’re probably better off pocketing that money and splurging on a new diamond ring. If you’re dead set on snagging one for yourself, because why not, here’s where to get it.

www.dolcegabbana.com

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.