Dazzling in over-embellished signature Dsquared2 cuts, the Fall/Winter 2018 collection adds another chapter to the nomad design story conceived by designers, Dean and Dan Caten. That narrative is laced with brand heritage: red-and-black check, tricked out denim and swathes of prints that cascade down dramatic silhouettes.
A soft cotton design in a seamless patchwork of stripes, checks and florals is emblematic of Dsquared2 style infused throughout the season’s theme. Shirts in checks, silk, denim and stretch gabardine offer a more structured feel, with elaborate yokes covered in a wash of sequins, appliqued with lace or leather flowers, or dotted with jeweled cachon studs.
These glam guys and gals have an elegant side too, tempering the sparkle with tailored jackets and pants featuring leather smile piping, and a dramatic Mongolian long-haired brown and white coat. Denim, tailored and leather pants have adopted a new silhouette in this collection: a high waist, cropped with a flare that’s subtly revealed from behind the ankle, just enough to show the embroidered cowboy boots.
Joanna Kuchta and Patrick Gibson attended the Dsquared2 show during Milan Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on January 14, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dsquared2)
Diaphonous voile cotton and lace dresses are layered over full sequin bodysuits. The prairie nightgown style dresses are reworked for the guys, as an asymmetric long tunic shirt, its transparent romance contrasting against masculine tailoring.
Other long dresses are a constructed from a series of silk scarves printed with flowers, inspired by vintage finds and embroidered with glimmering beads. The designers boldly give their bohemian flow dimension with swinging suede fringe bags and sandals, crafted with plush fur and crystals.
Caroline Daur attended the Dsquared2 show during Milan Men’s Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018/19 on January 14, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Dsquared2)
Formal golden livery transpires as ornate bohemian decoration, appliqued onto parkas and peacoats. Shearlings come in traditional black and cream rugged styles. Oversized knits feature Westin motif jacquards. They wear sequin neck ties and socks in shades of mint and antique rose, alongside black heavy shoes with engraved medallions on the top.
This season Dsquared2’s guys and gals are leaving the rodeo to light up the city.