DSquared2 S/S 2013

DSquared2 S/S 2013

Milan: The dream of the nineties is alive in…Milan? Dan and Dean Caten channeled the more flamboyant aspects of the decade for their spring show. Models pranced down the runway striking theatrical poses, and their overtly sexy looks recalled Moschino and Versace in their heyday. The problem was the Catens didn’t seem to have anything new to say. Their regurgitation of nineties looks felt uninspired and costume-y. Maybe it’s that Halloween is right around the corner, but many of the ensembles seemed to have been created around the theme – sexy police women, sexy Barbie doll, sexy dominatrix. There were a handful of jackets and a dress or two that one could imagine seeing on the street, but the rest was so vulgar, it will most likely only make it to the club, if anywhere at all. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Body-con / Fit-and-flare

Color: Black / White / Fuchsia / Pastel pink / Lipstick red / Gold / Silver

Key Items: Graphic T-shirts / Leather jackets / Sexy skirt suits / Printed peplum fit-and-flare dress

Materials: Slick leathers / Fluid silks / Power mesh / Lightweight suitings / Lycra / Taffeta / Jacquard

Print + Pattern: Chevron stripes / Pointillist dot paisley / Mini hearts / Conversational graphics

Details + Trim: Gold chains / Lace appliqués / Bows / Straps and buckles / Corset details / Ruching / Peplums / Ruffles / Beading / Quilting

Accessories + Footwear: Black leather newsboy caps / Chunky gold chains / Leather harnesses / Gold cuffs / Leather wrist gloves / Wide leather belts with gold hardware / Minaudieres / Peep-toe platform ankle booties / Multi-strap sandals / Peep-toe platform mid-calf boots


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