Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
Milan: Dean and Dan Caten love a summer adventure. Attendees got a hint of what to expect when they received an invitation for the S/S 12 show that was a cotton bandana printed with a tattoo graphic of a soaring eagle and the accompanying text: “DSquared2 goes to Europe”. The large-scale production was a picture-postcard whirlwind trip, taking in such far-flung locales of Mykonos, Finland, Rome and backstage at a London punk club. A giant revolving set switched scenes and models, from knit-wrapped fishing port and sun-drenched Iberian beach to romantic Rome rooftop and finally, scuzzy back-alley, all with costume changes to match each new vignette. The clothes covered the DSquared2 basics in a satisfying way, including distressed denim, logo tees, color-blocked tailoring and plenty of leather. It was all about fun, retail-friendly separates entertainingly dressed up with high-camp theatrics. — Michael Fisher
Color: Khaki / Denim / Kelly green / Red / Yellow / Chambray blue / Black
Key Items: Nylon parkas / Distressed denim / Pieced camping jackets / Colored chinos / Lightweight cotton blazers / Leather bombers / Graphic tees / Summer-weight plaid flannel shirts / Tank tops / Short-sleeve Henley shirts / Trucker jackets
Materials: Jersey / Cotton twill / Leather / Nylon / Worsted wool for tailored clothing
Details + Trim: Color-blocking piecing / Self-belts / Mesh surfaces
Accessories + Footwear: Hiking rope belts / Knit beanies / Fedoras / Boat shoes / Color-blocked hiking boots
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