ARTICLE CHRISTOPHER BARNARD
PHOTOGRAPHY ROHN MEIJER
DSQUARED'S GLOBAL COLLECTION FOR SPRING/SUMMER 2012
For Spring/Summer 2012, Dean and Dan Caten, the irrepressible designers of DSquared, were thinking of travel. More specifically, an American stopping in Scandinavia, Greece, Italy, and England. The result was an easy, cool collection that packed a viable color sense fitting for any young guy set on international destinations. The clothes are for the “young and fashion-minded,” explain the designers. It’s telling that Dean and Dan purposefully made stops in Northern Europe, with its burgeoning fashion weeks and street-style blogs that transmit the region’s outre sartorial habits to the viewing public. There was a fisherman’s wharf look to the bright color macs and fluorescent camo windbreakers, taking both meteorological and sartorial elements into account. The DSquared man fits in everywhere this season, whether it’s the steamy beaches of the Mediterranean, the swank clubs of London, or the fashion-forward streets of Stockholm. He isn’t just party hopping, he’s capital-hopping and dressed-to-thrill.