Dsquared2 Milan Menswear Fashion Week Fall Winter 2019 Milan Jan 2019null null
“Steep, Nirvana and opulence”, those were the unlikely three words chosen by Dan and Dean Caten to describe the guiding principles of their co-ed outing for FW19 in Milan. Some two and a half years after announcing their move to the new show format, this collection felt like their loudest in that time: a full-blooded, no holds barred outing that saw kaleidoscopic colours projected onto grungey ski-wear – “Alpine glam Seattle” as the couple referred to it.
The tone was set early on with an explosive, retina-burning opening look of bright orange trousers – their padded silhouette and accompanying snowboarder boot giving a certified nod to the slopes – accompanied by a bubblegum pink shirt with a slashed print that featured heavily throughout. Vests and t-shirts served as pastiche band merch delivered grungey notes, with a font that felt halfway between that of Nirvana and AC/DC. Chains laden with charms, crosses and other embellishments swung from models’ hips, while plaid and shearling outerwear spoke of the pair’s Canadian heritage.
GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show