Dean and Dan Caten from Dsquared2 Men’s Spring 2021 Milan revisited their signature tailoring with a punkish twist for a collection offering a fresh, charming take on Nineties’ minimalism
After presenting a convincing lineup for resort, Dean and Dan Caten turned out another solid and compelling collection for spring, unveiled via a lookbook-like video.
Setting aside the show format for a while probably helped the the Dsquared2 twins focus more on the design process and the brand’s aesthetic.
The designers rediscovered one of their core signatures, tailoring, here updated with a punk twist. Playing with proportions and volumes – sometimes oversized, sometimes shrunken – they offered a concise wardrobe for confident and slightly rebellious boys
Adding a touch of sensual femininity, lingerie details – another strong Nineties reference – popped up both in the women’s range, as well as in the men’s lineup.
Always fun and ironic as only the Caten twins can be, the collection also reflected a mature, unfussy interpretation of some of the brand’s most relevant codes, which felt very appropriate to the times.