Art attack: the merging of fashion and art is celebrated in a neon tribute to 80s New York
Dean and Dan's Factory. The curtain went up to reveal a glass ceiling New York-type studio scenario where models were busy acting out the roles of super buff life drawing subjects in tiny neon pink briefs, photographers shooting a girl standing in front of a wind machine. #onlyinmilan
Drawing on Stephen Sprouse and mash-ups of contemporary art and Andy Warhol's camouflage, the designers sent out a succession of sportswear-inspired pieces covered in neon camo and denim embroidered with sketches and scribbles from an artist's canvas to the sound of Edie Sedgewick's dialogue from Factory Girl. “Art is a great thing, and fashion and art go hand in hand,” Dean and Dan Caten said after the show – “that’s what we’re celebrating.”
New York City boys:
Backstage, in matching neon camouflage jackets and pink skate slip-on shoes, the designers spoke fondly of a youth in the city: “there was a great moment in the 80s in New York, with interesting and fun moments to celebrate – our youth, a beautiful time in our lives. We were young little fashion victims!” Indeed, there were echoes of eighties New York nights in the black glitter bomb bomber jacket that closed the show.
Last season, Dsquared2 sent rockabilly-influenced jailhouse boys down the catwalk. See it below: