Hotfooting out of the city to hike the Canadian winter mountains, the Dsquared2 men and women of Fall Winter 2017 are taking a new style attitude to the slopes. Glamour meets grunge “GLUNGE” in a big and bold lineup constructed with the essence of Dsquared2. For the debut co-ed show, men’s and women’s looks are designed coequal. Opulent, feminine and rugged details appear in lookalike pieces.
“We created a look for him and her, and her and him. She wears bouquets of flowers on her dresses, he wears them printed on his shirts and jackets; his long knit over a shirt which is also her look. For our first co-ed collection guys and women are style equals, glamorous mountaineers,” Dean and Dan Caten.
Big and bold outerwear is constructed from a mash-up of the brand’s signatures. A down coat is also a hybrid denim and canvas jacket. Shearlings are printed with flowers or cut into black-and-white vests. Calf hair dappled coats move with long fringes. Furs reveal intricate intarsias. Tough pieces have unexpected embellishments: check skirts and shirts are covered with a patina of filmy sequins, a chiodo jacket and cargo pants are embroidered with beaded flowers, soft kid leather pants feature tiny rows of ruffles, resembling undergarments.
Co-ed chunky knits and trapeze-shaped shirts in micro check, some melding knit¬ and fade-out plaid are layered into looks. Floor-sweeping dresses in tulle or field of flowers print are detailed with ruffles and lace trim. A Morman influence is seen in a lineup of high neck, black velvet flock printed long dresses and coats. A new jean fit modelled on a ski pant, the Ski Biker, is cropped with a slight flare and tab detail.
A co-branding collaboration with K-Way® lends the iconic waterproof jacket new style and proportions. Voluminous and reversible, with Dsquared2 attitude courtesy of a magnified logo and zips, and textured, high-shine fabrics including an encrusting of crystals.
Accessories for men and women are identical, silk foulards knotted at the neck for both girls and the guys are topped with a beaded flower neck cuff to emphasize the three-dimensionality of the design. Cross-country ski boots feature steel details on the sole’s toe, trapper boots are fitted with lug soles and decorative jewels on their hiking laces and high knitted cap-hats glimmer with inbuilt crystal tiaras. A vintage style purse clasp bag is crafted in long Mongolia mink with a detachable canvas shoulder strap.