12 hours ago | By Emma Griffin
Milan: Dean and Dan Caten are known for taking archetypical characters (previous shows have included the backpacker, the cowboy, the Formula One racer) and glamorizing their daily surroundings. For F/W 12, with a runway made to mimic a schoolroom—complete with models throwing paper airplanes at the teacher and smoking cigarettes—the design duo herald the importance of youthful rebellion (Pink Floyd’s classic anthem “The Wall was the soundtrack). With a collection made up of schoolboy classics, for both teacher and student, the brand continues to show wearable styles with a decidedly sexy edge. —Michael Fisher
Color: Denim blue / Olive green / Charcoal / Heather grey / Yellow / Orange
Key Items: Citizen Smith-customized parkas / Camelhair topcoats / Mohair sweaters / Fine gauge turtlenecks / Military-inspired tuxedo jackets / Denim trucker jackets / Low-rise denim / Pieced plaid shirts / Sweater vests / Sweatshirts / Bomber jackets / Collegiate striped knits
Materials: Mohair / Melton wool / Denim / Leather / Cotton twill / Angora
Details + Trim: Pieced construction / Fur trim / Exposed zippers / Contrasting cuff and placket details / Burnished leather / Screen printed jersey
Accessories + Footwear: “Schoolboy glasses” / Slim ties / Angora wool scarves / Canvas + leather satchels / Soldier caps / Combat boots / Neckerchiefs
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