DSQUARED2 FALL WINTER 2013 MAIN COLLECTION 09.10.2013
Presenting the short fashion film “Hot As Ice” directed by Senio Zapruder.
Film reinterprets Dsquared2 Fall Winter 2013/14 collection in a playful way.
RENOVATION COMPLETE ON DSQUARED2 MILAN HEADQUARTERS 23.09.2013
Housed in a historical building in Milan’s Porta Volta area, Dsquared² has completed renovations of the former National Energy and Electricity Company (ENEL) into the fashion brand’s headquarters.
Occupying the space on Via Ceresio 9 since 2010, the fashion house collaborated with Milan-based architecture firm Storage to stylishly renovate the fascist-era building.
“Our aim was to return the building to its former glory without altering its architectural charm and presence, but when a visitor enters the doors, be fully enveloped into the Dsquared² world” said Dan and Dean Caten.
Careful to retain existing original architectural elements from the 1930s, the building’s striking façade bears ENEL’s original logo replete with symbols for the elements, further enhanced by strategically placed lighting.
Within the façade is a slate gray entranceway, which seamlessly flows into the completely refigured interior spaces, underscored with Dsquared²’s unmistakable aesthetic.
Sleek and shiny materials such as bronze glass, brass and resin feature in the interior surfaces and elevator. A magnificent 1930s inspired glass and brass chandelier that hangs elegantly from the top floor down to the first floor is placed above the sweeping original marble staircase, which was painstakingly restored. The rich materials contrast against the natural grain of wood, which clads walls and display cases. An important design code in Dsquared² flagships and product, wood is a reference to the designers’ Canadian origins.
BACKSTAGE TIKIGIRL | SPRING SUMMER 2014 WOMENSWEAR 19.09.2013
Exclusive backstage images from Dsquared2 Spring Summer 2014 Women’s collection.
Photo by Rohn Meijer
TIKIGIRL | SPRING SUMMER 2014 WOMENS SHOW 18.09.2013
Saturated with joyful colours and an upbeat carefree vibe, the idyllic island beaches of the 50s are where Dsquared2’s vacation belles are headed next summer. Glowing from the sun, their bathing beauty style, reminiscent of Esther Williams, turns up the luster at night where they cocktail and cha cha decked out in the haut-est of island glamour.
Feminine, 50s couture inspired shapes come in a duo of head-turning silhouettes. Bathing suit style cocktail dresses with hiked hemlines are padded at the hips and bust to exaggerate hourglass curves. Longer skirts and dresses are puffed up with tulle layers and balloon hems to emphasize tiny waists, topped with cocoon-sleeved cocktail coats. Leathers come laser cut with a delicate lace pattern, as sheared pony in a jungle print or opulently glossy in a crocodile miniskirt and cropped trapeze jackets.
Fabrics inspired by upholstery textiles of the era are given the luxe treatment via punchy prints, three-dimensional lame effects and floral embroideries that bloom over shorts and jackets. Dripping with crystals and beads, bustier dresses sparkle and glitter when Dsquared2’s beach beauties shake to the Mambo.
Matching accessories give the pretty beach looks a ladylike edge. The structured Vancouver bag’s feminine lines and polished lock, and slingback pointed pumps coordinate the richly coloured looks in the same fabrics and leathers. A sexy sandal reveals a crafted wooden heel inspired by the leg of a 50s dining table design.
Jaunty lampshade hats and seductive cat eye glasses with detachable sunglass frames in tortoiseshell, mother of pearl or horn add to the intrigue. Jumbo jewels are mixed with oversized gold leaves and bunches of coral for show-stopping necklaces, earrings and bracelets.
DSQUARED2 UNDERWEAR | SHORT FILM 02.09.2013
JUST IN! Check out the exclusive fashion film for Dsquared2 Underwear directed by Steven Klein starring top male model Matt Woodhouse!