DSquared2 AW13

Dean and Dan set the pace with theatrics, fantasy and a 1940s inspired set

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Daphne Groeneveld at Supreme, @daphgroeneveld Photography Luca Campri

"Reality is so overrated," exclaimed the Catens backstage after their show. "Fantasy is what is missing in this world. We love to trip out and this is our trip." This season they certainly did, housing their show inside a Milan nightclub and re-creating a set from a 1940's speakeasy using live models. Their collection played with gender associations, mixing embellished evening wear with masculine double-breasted power suits, as worn by Cara Delevingne. There was also fur, feathers, and lots of jewels, as Dean and Dan created their own eccentric visual spectacle.

That's what the duo are known for and it's what they do best, creating a fantasy world and a context for their designs to exist in. "For us, it sets the pace, the mood and the atmosphere – it gives you a 360 degree message," they told us. "This time it was a 1940's Paris jazz club. It is luxurious, masculine, and feminine."

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Hair: Sam McKnight

Makeup: Charlotte Tilbury

Models pictured: Soo Joo Park (@SOOJOO), Bette Franke (@Bette_Franke), Cora Emmanuel (@coraemmanuel), Ava Smith (@Avakattos), Daphne Groeneveld (@daphgroeneveld), Marihenny Rivera Pasible (@Marihennyy)

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