DSquared2 F/W 2017
When more is better
Does every designer in Milan want to own a chalet in the Alps. When you see the ultimate creators for club kids, DSquared2, sending out Alpine fashion you know you are witnessing the biggest trend in Italian menswear. But then, didn’t they just open a shop in St. Moritz?
Alpine, though with a difference, seeing as the duo of Dean and Dan Caten covered their urban ski boots in small sheathes of sequins. Backed up by Kirk Cobain crooning on the soundtrack, the cast – including uber models like Natasha Poly, starring in pre-col looks – stormed around a giant disused glass factory in layered mountaineering madness. Nice to see the Catens putting some money in a new location which is worthy of their status.
The Catens are better tailors than people given them credit. Their mixed-garment idea included chunky sweaters dissected with Grunge plaid shirts into mini capes; smoking jackets, cut with waistcoat like backs; or oversized girly shearling coats, whose entire back was done as a bulbous down jacket.
Keeping the high-altitude theme, Alpine mini-flower printed leather coats used in bomber jackets for the dudes, and Elizabethan tunics for the gals. Add in enormous chunky cardigans, and the odd multi-pocket hunting jacket and a series of cable knit Tam o Shanters and one witnessed a wacky winter land. Italian fashion appears to forgotten about global warming and headed to the Arctic for some fresh thinking. They finished the day which also included shooting the new ad campaign backstage with Inez&Vinood with a party where New York favorite Honey Dijon was spinning her old school house music so Caten friends like Neil Barrett could enjoy a good dance.