“20 years later and not a pound gained!” MFW: Dsquared2

19 Jan

My ultimate thinspiration & style icons Dean and Dan Caten showed their latest menswear Dsquared2 collection at Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 celebrating the gaunt fashion twin duo’s 20 year anniversary of the launch of their brand.

Some fashion critics aren’t as impressed with the “retrospective” collection. However, I understand these fabulous men and know what guy whom their designs are focused. The great thing about Dsquared2 and their aesthetic is that throughout the years they have managed to reign true to the hot, boyish, canadian stylish man that is Dsquared2.

Forever perfectly executing the art putting on a great runway show, this show didn’t fail either. From mud to suds- this collection showed a western camper canadian outdoors guy who have grown from boy to man with chic continuously tailored evening wear. Accompanied by a magnificent set and always incorporating music into their shows, this time a performance by Mary J Blige. (Please disregard that horrible model that open the show.)

Though, I wouldn’t lie and say there is something new and refreshing to the collection, I do appreciate and understand how Dean & Dan took concepts and looks from previous legendary collections and re-presented with new form. Such as, the fringe, hat, boots and sequin embroidered tux shirts. However, my moment du jour is all the FUR (hats, coats and a bag)that worked in perfect harmony with the outdoorsy urban looks of buffalo plaid and beaded leather to refined high tapered low slung khakis, glitzy dress shirt and slim fitted denim. From the temperature of all the collection I’ve viewed this season fur is sure to be enormous for men next fall/winter. The intermix of western, camper and dandy are on scale with Dsquared2 perspective while ushering them into another decade of leading current young menswear.

Also, catch the well dressed/groomed slim twins interview with Business of Fashion’s Imran Amed as they talk twenty years from humble beginning to powerhouse brand even becoming restaurateurs. The irony of the fashionable eating.


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