Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Focus On - Dsquared²

(Fall/Winter 2010 Audi Fashion Festival)

  • In1986, they launched their first signature womenswear collection, DEanDAN. 
  • By 1988, they had signed on to label Ports International (currently Ports 1961) as creative directors. 
  • In 1991, they moved to Milan, Italy where they worked as designers for the house of Gianni Versace & denim brand Diesel. 
  • In 1994, they debuted their men's collection. 
  • In 2003, they launched a women's collection.

(Hanne Gaby Odiele in Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2011 Ready-to-Wear)

Dean & Dan Caten are really great designers. You could never be board at a Dsquared² fashion show, their kitschy shows give you fun along with well-tailored basics. I love everything these guys design and I can truly see myself wearing most of their pieces. They once described their aesthetic as "a taste of home, where the Canadian woods meet Italian design,". I feel that's exactly what you get with their designs, a home town feeling with a stylish edge.

(Chanel Iman in Dsquared² Spring/Summer 2009 Ready-to-Wear)

My favourite collection from Dsquared² is the Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection. What can I say about this collection, you had girls strutting down the runway with shopping bags, Starbucks coffee & a copy of Us Weekly in their leather bags. The show was so great it was like young Hollywood on their day off. We had T-shirts, preppy pastel button-downs, boyfriend jeans & leather jacket accessorised with knit caps & sunglasses. It was so young and fun which is what Dsquared² are all about. This is one of those shows that makes me smile every time I see it. I hope it does the same for you Enjoy.

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