Without a doubt, art and fashion go hand-in-hand. For new and emerging artists who want to have a boost into the world of luxury high-end art, fashion companies can play a supportive role. In recent years, for example, there has been a growing trend within the fashion industry when it comes to showing support for fresh artists on the scene. When brands have made these kinds of moves, it has been especially appealing to consumers who come from the Millenial and Gen Z generations, but it has undeniably caught the attention of other fashion fans from around the world, too.
Before supporting buddings artists was the cool thing to do, some fashion leaders were already finding ways to incorporate the idea into their work. In early 2018, for example, Dolce & Gabbana launched an ad campaign specifically aimed to delight Millenials and Gen Zers that incorporated the work of eight bright new stars. Prior to that, the company worked on a fashion show project to highlight some of social media’s biggest personalities who had just started rising to fame. Take a look at some of the faces who the Italian fashion giant has supported in the past.
1. Rafferty Law
As one of the most popular artists to have worked with Dolce & Gabbana, Rafferty Law received support from the brand when he first worked with the company in 2018. Known for his role in “Repo Men,” Law has also starred in “Running Man” and “Twist” since then.
2. Cameron Dallas
As another face who was part of the Spring 2018 Millenial ad campaign, Cameron Dallas is an actor, musician and internet personality from the United States whose rise to fame largely came from YouTube. In addition to his work with Dolce & Gabbana, he also starred in the films “Expelled” and “The Outfield.”
3. Austin Mahone
In terms of starting out, YouTube definitely offers a unique stage to capture some of the world’s most intriguing personalities and talents. For Austin Mahone, a singer and songwriter from the United States, this was the case. After catching the world’s attention there, Dolce & Gabbana noticed him, too.
4. Christian Combs
Another star that the fashion giant caught onto is Christian Combs. As part of the same Spring 2018 ad campaign, Combs is an American rapper who is also the son of the rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs. In addition to rapping, Combs has also acted in several other commercials as well as the Fall/Winter 2018-2019 Dolce & Gabbana: Eyewear Campaign.
5. Brandon Thomas Lee
There is no question that talent often runs in the family, and this is definitely something that Dolce & Gabbana recognizes. As another child of celebrities, Brandon Thomas Lee is the son of the actress, Pamela Anderson, and the drummer, Tommy Lee. In addition to his ad campaign work with Dolce & Gabbana, Lee has acted in the films “Cosmic Sin,” “Sierra Burgess Is a Loser” and “Humogen.”
6. Hero Fiennes Tiffin
Best known for his role in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince as Tom Riddle, Hero Fiennes Tiffin is an English actor who also received support from Dolce & Gabbana while building his career when he was part of the brand’s ad campaign. Many fans also know Tiffin from his starring role in the film series “After.”
With so many up-and-coming artists receiving support from Dolce & Gabbana over the years, it is no wonder why the company is taking on a new image in the eyes of Millenial and Gen Z generations. Meanwhile, other major fashion brands are following suit. After all, imitation is the truest form of flattery. Stay tuned to see who Dolce & Gabbana supports next.