Canadian fashion designers Dean and Dan Caten are twins with a passion for fashionable attire, having even been named the Best Designers of the Year in 2007 by GQ for their Dsquared2 clothing brand. Currently they reside in London and have taken part in the Milan Fashion Week with their Dsquared2 fall/winter 2015-2016 collection. The identical twins have certainly gained a small amount of fame over the years after having worked with such renowned brands as the house of Gianni Versace, the denim brand Diesel, and then launching their own namesake brand, literally meaning the two Ds, Dan and Dean. Their shows are always extravagant in themselves and their designs have been worn by Britney Spears and Madonna, as well as have been featured on America’s Next Top Model. In 2006, they were also selected to design the new uniforms for the Juventus Italian football (soccer) team.
The Dsquared2 fall/winter 2015-2016 collection at hand is quite gypsy-like in designs, perfectly unique and such a lovely way to express individuality. There are so many layers involved in each outfit that it makes it rather hard to distinguish where each piece ends and the other begins. We are looking at the first look, comprised of a denim under tweed jacket pulled over a suede vest in a camel hue, buttoned up over a black love neckline sweater with a pastel colored turtleneck underneath it all. The pants have multiple pockets, cropped at mid-calf and tight against the leg, under which we see a multi-colored pair of socks in geometrical print designs. The boots are fur lined and colorful themselves, with yellow laces and a red sole, the toes left open to the world. The pants are kept up with a reddish leather belt that complements the clashing combination of fall colors.
Those open tow boots with their furry bodies and yellow laces are commonly seen, but we also have gladiator styles with red soles, black and white furry bits, Native American prints and intriguing stiletto heeled sandals with center bars in different stones, available in black and white. The whole of the collection, actually, have a rather Aboriginal feel to them, from the feather to the fur, the stitching designs and the colors, the ponchos and the accessories. It looks like we are moved from one side of the world to the others, following the traditional dress code of each of the Native tribes along the way to create a 31-piece long collection base. We even have the henna looks that are so common in India, parts of the Middle East and South Asia. Those looks are transferred onto skin-tight leggings available with nude backgrounds and brownish black coloring.
There are so many colors to be found in this collection, it becomes rather hard to track, but we have aqua, red, denim, black, gilded embroidery and brown fur, tanzanite jackets and khaki green dresses. There are pastel pinks and stark white bits, lots of grey and a touch of green, we have yellows and we have blues, and at the end of the day, each piece is layer upon layer of prints, patterns and colorful designs.
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