Dolce & Gabbana mixed tartans, furry gloves and shimmering dressing gown-style coats on Saturday at Milan Fashion Week, branding it Italian oomph. The Sicilian duo were making their first presentation after the fashion house was forced to apologise to Chinese customers for posting short clips on Instagram showing a Chinese woman eating pizza, spaghetti and a cannoli with chopsticks. The uproar escalated when Stefano Gabbana allegedly used poop emojis to describe China and hurled insults at the country and its people. But steering clear of controversy at their Autumn-Winter 2019-2020 collection named Eleganza, or Elegance in Italian, the pair willingly posed for selfies with fans but did not open their mouths. Published in Daily Times, January 14th 2019.