Dan and Dean Caten invited us into the fun world of music festivals. Models walked down on a muddy runway wearing utility jackets, men’s shirts, tribal chic long dresses with raffia embroidery, denim pants, hot bikinis, asymmetric tops, t-shirts, mini skirts, waterproof parkas and the already famous wellies. The show used songs by Coldplay and U2 that perfectly suited the atmosphere. Beautiful, fanciful, wearable and epical are the best words that describe the Dsquared2 Spring 2012 collection seen at Milan Fashion Week.
There were tons of hot, comfy and uber-stylish looks and indie-inspired pieces mixed with grunge elements resulting into a unique “very Glasto-style”. Despite rain and mud, nothing could stop people from keep the party going. The color palette was vivid and crazy. It was a playful ode to the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts with a parade of cheerful shades such as yellow, orange, turquoise, purple, magenta and green, while sparkly animal prints and the American flag added a special, happy touch.
Accessories were equally convincing with festival wrist bands, colourful cotton foulards, “flappies” hats or masculine-inspired ones, mirrored shades in flashy colors, lots of fringes on gilets, jackets and on The Manitoba, Dsquared2’s new it bag. As for the shoes, there were versatile heel rainboots for both daytime and nighttime wear, all made of rubber and with a particular mud-like effect. All the outfits hang flawlessly, loosely, but super-stylishly and chic.
Photos courtesy of WWD