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Dsquared2 AW15

A whole lot of look: Dean and Dan draw on the history of their native Canada once more, with fur trader pelts and gold rush worthy metallics

PhotographyPaolo MusaTextSusie Lau

Initial reaction: 

Dean and Dan Caten once again looked back to the Yukon people in their native Canada, but this time around they went for a nuanced take on the way they interacted with European fur traders in the 19th century, and then later gold rush opportunists. It explained the seemingly incongruous mix of tasseled Napoleonic jackets, Austen-era empire line blouses, tribal tattoo bodysuits, fur pelts and feathered tops with denim and tweed country jackets thrown in for good measure. It was a whole lotta look that weirdly worked.

All about the clothes:

You're used to seeing a kitschy camp-filled set from the DSquared2 twins, but for this collection it was the clothes that did the talking. And the clothes were present in abundance as layered up genre-clashing ensembles. Jewelled vertiginous heels jostled with military pocketed jodhpurs and Napoleonic jackets with Yukon derived tribal details. It was a cross-cultural mix that felt rooted to some sort of a reality. One where bejeweled heels get paired with large pocketed jodhpurs, of course.

How it was worn:

With cheeks flushed with blush to mimic the look of winter sun burnished Eskimos.