MILAN – Fashion label DSquared2 showed a gangster-inspired collection at Milan Fashion Week for its Autumn Winter 2013 collection.
The presentation marked the first time in a while that the designer twins, Dean and Dan Caten, have shown at night. The pieces seemed perfect for the setting, with the pair offering a mash-up of masculine and feminine aesthetics.
A model strutted her stuff in a long cream evening gown, with a smattering of gold embellishment around the low neckline and a skirt made of feathers. The dress had spaghetti straps and showed off a great deal of the model’s décolletage, with huge earrings and a giant cuff for accessories.
Next, a woman donned a double-breasted grey suit with a white shirt and over-sized purple bow tie. A lilac hat sat atop her head, while she wore platform shoes and clutched a burgundy embellished bag.
Other key looks included a long-line coat in camel, which was double-breasted and worn with loose, dark grey trousers. The look was feminised thanks to the huge piece of jewellery attached to the chest, a brooch with one point on each lapel and chains to join the two.
The trouser suits came down the runway again and again, ranging in colour from pale grey to purple-blue. Most had fitted jackets and looser trousers, while a new take on the look saw a model in tweed trousers paired with a waistcoat.
Fur has been all over the runways this season and featured here too, with models wearing mostly black for the evening. Gone were the pantsuits and in their place appeared slim-fitting dresses and skirts, with fur stoles and in one case, a full-length velvet coat.