This time around the DSquared2 show was set in a changing room and featured a smoking female model and a semi naked exercising hunk. Always after that little bit of extra attention, twins Dean and Dan Caten have made their shows in to full scale events with an audience unsure where to look: at the clothes or all the extracurricular activities?
If you paid attention to the catwalk you would have seen a denim heavy collection, full of strong and loud colours; red T-shirts, purple shirts and yellow leather jackets were just a few of the goodies. Also the more formal shirt/tie/jacket combos came matched with raw denim and white jeans. The mood was that of Richard Gere’s Gigolo times: loud and bright, sexy and provocative.
Dazed Digital: What was the red thread going through the collection? Dan & Dean: We looked at American Gigolo and how sexy Julian was – it was time for a return to men being fitted and showing a bit more.
DD: How would you describe the look? Dan & Dean: A sexy 80s kinda guy but in a modern way. We updated and remixed a few pieces…
DD: Very colourful… Dan & Dean: It’s summer, you know, and we want to have fun. Strong colours look great on tanned guys!
DD: The brown tailored jacket almost looked a bit 1970s Donnie Brasco… Dan & Dean: Yeah, we definitely looked at the time around late 70s and early 80s. It was the beginning of a new era, a new shape, a new length and proportion.
DD: What were your favourite pieces from the show? Dan & Dean: The jeans are a must-have for us, and the double-breasted jackets