Absolutely loving Mariano Vivanco’s Dolce & Gabbana campaign debut for Spring Summer 12 menswear. Old school and epic. Definitely pushing Vivanco’s work to new boundaries. Shot in Portofino, Dolce & Gabbana is celebrating Italian cinema – a continuous source of inspiration for the duo – who have creatively directed the campaign as a film interpreted by real actors: Giuseppe Fiorello, Francesco Scianna, Filippo Nigro, Thomas Trabacchi, Primo Reggiani and Chiara Francini.

More images portraying life in a Southern Italian village: a baptism, Sunday with the family, a portrait with mother, at the bar with friends, afternoons at the beach, courting the village beauty, guy talk, a stolen kiss on the docks and a birthday party with relatives are still set to come.