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Monday, March 1, 2010

DSQUARED2 A M A Z I N G

With all-American sportswear making news on the runways, this could've been a big moment for Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared², who built their label by putting a sexy, contemporary spin on preppy classics. Disappointingly, they went all-out vamp instead. To start, two models strode out with slicked-back hair, makeup straight out of a Helmut Newton shoot, and pointy manicures. In their little black cocktail dresses and matching red latex leggings, they could've been twins. There followed clingy leather motorcycle jackets and skirts, a bustier with padded hips dripping in shredded metallic fringe, and a biker jacket stitched all over with red and black feathers. Subtle it wasn't.


On the stage behind the runway, a pair of he-men in metallic jock straps and bandages stood beside their storage tubes. In keeping with the laboratory-like setup and its Frankenstein implications, the back of a black jersey gown was embroidered with a sparkly ribcage, and skeletal silver hands gripped the shoulders of a leather hourglass dress. Somewhat less obvious was a pair of net bodysuits with red and blue beading that represented arteries and veins. But there was nothing understated about the models' footwear: leather platform pumps and  boots with curving spinal-cord heels.

The Caten brothers were probably aiming for a kinky bit of fun, but icky is more like it. No doubt, there's still a customer for the sexual come-ons that they sent down the catwalk, but the collection as a whole felt out of step.

   





9 comments:

Jovan King said...

D2 is definitly one of my fav brands..
i'm a follower.
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thesydneygirl said...

hi mr! :D do you work for supre?
thanks for your lovely comment. your blog is rockin! x

thesydneygirl said...

oh that's awesome. you're super talented then!!! i've noticed that supre has stepped up quite a huge notch the last few years. especially at the moment - loving a lot of their stuff.i'll be following your blog too. thanks for the encouragement :)

SAMISONI PENISINI said...

@syd-girl...
thank you so much its always great to hear from another sydney blogger means alot :)

x

The Man from Amsterdam said...

love DSQUARED. by far one f the better menswear labels!

Sandra Azwan said...

hello designer! ;-)

Raez said...

loved it... karmen kass is killing it!

xx raez

SANDRA said...

Thanks for the love at my blog!

you look cool :)

xxx, sandra

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The Style Realist said...

great sartorial commentary...

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