If Dean and Dan Caten took us to school with their Fall 2012 collection, for Resort 2013 we were transported to the nineties. Before that starts to conjure up scary memories of your former Dr Martens-clad self, don't worry because the Dsquared² tribute to the era was a more glam than teenage angst.
The duo tapped into the rebellious spirit of the era by showing a collection full of leather outerwear (think Hells Angels) and gold chains and belts piled on for good measure. While the pieces won't be for everyone, as is often the case with the brand, when you look at each pieces individually, there's definitely something there for everyone.
We're officially well into April so you know what that means; a summer full of festivals is just around the corner and first up is Coachella which kicks off this weekend.
Unlike it's British counterparts, Coachella is one festival where you can count on the weather being good and therefore wardrobe friendly. Since dodging mud spots aren't an issue, it's okay to worth in a good sandal or pair of ankle boots this year. Dean and Dan Caten really went to town the festival aesthetic at their S/S12 Dsquared2 show so do as they did and team tiny denim shorts with loose relaxed tops or opt for bright maxi dresses that Sienna Miler circa 2008 would be proud of.
See our picks for Coachella in the gallery. What are you packing?
Christmas may be round the corner and though the festivities of the season are preoccupying the minds of most, we are a little more excited about the fact that the Oscars are only round the corner - cue fabulous and not-so-fabulous dresses and the general mania that sweeps Hollywood for that weekend. Outfits and hysteria aside, what's really got us excited at the moment is the fact that the Valentino film has been shortlisted for an Oscar.
Last night, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS research, held thier amfAR Milano event that ran alongside Milan Fashion Week. The foundation, who have held their events everywhere from New York to Venice, opted for Milan this time around due to the Italian fashion communities continual support of their work.
The fashion industry definitely came out to support yesterday evening with everyone from Linda Evangelista and Chanel Iman to Donatella Versace and Dean and Dan Caten from Dsquared2.
Now that 'Project Runway' officially has jumped ship to Lifetime, Bravo is trying to fill the void with an onslaught of fashion-based reality shows. The first season of 'The Fashion Show' has just finished, meaning it's time for another program: 'Launch My Line'.
Premiering Sept. 16, smack in the middle of fashion week, 'Launch My Line' will see "ten accomplished professionals" with "a passion for fashion" (OK) working with designers to create their most fashionable garb. Each team of two will show one look per week to a studio audience, and the winning designer will get $50,000. As for the other guy or girl, at least it's good publicity.
The contestants include architect David Applebaum, "dandy" Patrick McDonald and DJ Eric Cubeechee. Designers include staff from BCBG Max Azria, alumni of Gen Art and several who've launched private labels. We know you're also curious about judges, so expect to see Dsquared2's Dean and Dan Caten (also the hosts), Lisa Kline and Scoop's Stefani Greenfield.
We all know Dean and Dan Caten from Dsquared2 for their good music at their shows, right? According to WWD, the designers are taking their interest in music that step further. If designing the costumes for Britney's Circus tour wasn't enough, the duo will take to the airwaves on Sirius satellite radio's BPM channel with their own show, Dean and Dan on Air: Style in Stereo.
Their show will play music, both past and present, as well as a soundtrack from their infamous catwalk shows.