Canadian-born Milan-based Dean and Dan Caten (short for Catenacci) presented their DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2013 collection in a funky, biker chic fashion show for of Milan Womenswear Fashion Week on September 24, 2012 in Milan, Italy.
And the look is edgy and street-smart! Take for example, the strapless pink cocktail mini dress that is accessorized with Mr. T style chunky gold chains at varying lengths, black brimless hat, black cut-off gloves and chunky black peeptoe booties.
Another ultra short blue and white leopard printed dress has a gathered skirt like a tutu and ruffled black peplum over the hips that is layered over with a metal harness with heart inserts.
Lots of pearls and chain chokers and floral brooch accessorize along with dangling pearl earrings. A black cap with silver chains and clunky black shooties (bootie shoes) add more drama…
A black leather dirndl tops a T-shirt with “Caten” printed on it, which is paired with black bloomers shaped like a skirt that is accessorized with a chunky multi-layered chain belt with jeweled circular buckle.
Black leather gloves, strappy black sandals and the black hat with silver chains as well as lots of jewelry complete the look.
DSquared2 even offers a micro mini deep red suit with a spotted print like a strawberry that is accessorized with lots of chains at the hip and what look like brooches on the pockets located at the waistline. Chunky jewelry – heavy choker, bracelets and oversized earrings complete the look. And again the chunky black shoes…
A coral red cropped jacket tops a white shirt teamed with black Capri length pants, while a spotted burgundy jacket dresses up black bloomers that look more like underwear or a swimsuit.
But the biggest surprise is the floor-length black gown, which is similarly accessorized with a black cap, black leather gloves and clunky shoes.
Too much leather? Try the ultra mini black leather dress with a flared skirt and ruffles that is cinched at the waist with a square buckled chunky leather belt. There are also some white leather pieces with lots of gold embroidery.
Among their swimsuits, DSquared2 offers a quasi maillot halter neck number in black with lots of straps is accessorized with diagonal chains like bandoliers, calf length peeptoe boots, black leather gloves and black leather cap!
This entire collection brings the old saying to mind: good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere!
Enjoy the DSquared2 slideshow but strap yourselves in folks, it’s going to be a bumpy ride…