That Italians love Italy is a truism. La Bella Italia etc and so on. Beautiful as Italy is, Italians still travel abroad, which is precisely what Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce have done for their spring collection inspired by toreadors and the clacking of castanets of Spain. The Spring 2015 advertising campaign for Dolce & Gabbana starring Spanish beauty Blanca Padilla makes manifest the Spanish influence in a dramatic way. Strong lips, a hand fan, and miles of black lace, this campaign brings the runway program from last September full circle. Blanca featured on the runway that afternoon in Milan and three months later emerges a Dolce campaign girl. Hermosa!

Credits include: Client, Dolce & Gabbana; Campaign, Women’s Ready-To-Wear Spring / Summer 2015; Fashion, Stefano Gabbana and Domenico Dolce; Photography, Domenico Dolce.

Blanca Padilla for Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 (Photography: Domenico Dolce)

Blanca Padilla for Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 (Photography: Domenico Dolce)

Blanca Padilla for Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 (Photography: Domenico Dolce)

Blanca Padilla for Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 (Photography: Domenico Dolce)