Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Dsquared² 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
The camping mise-en-scène that appeared once the curtains parted at the Dsquared show was the indication that Dan and Dean Caten were headed to the Great Outdoors. Of course, Dsquared is never about anything less than sexpot glamour, so if the boys are going to tackle lumberjack flannel, they are swaddling it around the body, blanket-like, creating a chic bustier dress. Boy Scout shirts? Those are cut tight and unbuttoned just so. And the designers worked a major rain-proof theme to boot- everything from denim to HotPants to big, pouf ballgowns came coated or encased in slick plastic. Punching things up another fun, frisky notch were kitschy accessories: trucker hats, gigantic backpacks and gemstone neckwear in the shape of insects. (Bug embellishments, sprinkled on dresses and tops, were a theme throughout.) And those nely vertiginous studded stiletto heels? Gorgeous!