InStyle meets: DSquared2

InStyle meets: DSquared2

We caught up with Dan and Dean Caten of DSqaured2 at Milan Fashion Week to talk inspirations and new-season style...

Fresh from their biker girl-themed Spring Summer 2013 show, the DSquared2 boys chatted to InStyle about why '90s is the new Noughties, what we should be wearing now and working with Madonna...

What are the inspirations behind your new collection? The unforgettable glamour of the '90s supermodel era - super sexy girls in super sexy clothes.

Talk us through your collection, what are the stand-out pieces? Bejewelled hotpants and mirror leather biker jackets, leather floor-length gowns and skimpy bikinis. We wanted to contrast day and night but blend them at the same time, and that’s the underlying theme of the collection. For daywear, lean and sexy legs are at the forefront with hot pants, high waist shorts and structured mini-dresses paired with biker hats and jackets in patent or leather. The world of bikers and couture collide with studded ruffle gowns and flowing black backless dresses.

Last season your presentation had a real retro, yearbook vibe. Who is the DSquared2 woman this season? Glamazons – that special group of top models who all became real celebrities and superstars. Think Naomi, Linda, Cindy, Christy…


What is the hottest trend for Spring Summer 2013? Biker-chic.

What other designers are you loving at the moment? We saw a lot of beautiful shows and respect all designers for their work.

Do you have any style tips for Autumn Winter, and what do you think the are the key investment pieces this season? Biker jackets and killer heels. Our style tip is always ‘more is more’!

You've worked with a lot of celebs, is there a particular star whose style you're loving right now? We have collaborated with a lot of celebrities ever since the very beginning. We have a special relationship with celebrities from the music industry. For example, working with Madonna was a great surprise and honour. We love collaborating with musicians as they are a great inspiration.

Was there a particular designer who was your inspiration when you were starting out in the industry? We admire and love the work of Azzedine Alaia!

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