January 20, 2016
By Marius Brianski
Photos Courtesy of DSquared2
Milan, Italy – The British and Japanese cultures have influenced the top fashion house DSquared2 for Fall/Winter 2016-2017. In it we see many of the elements that make the cultures hip and fun.
At times playing with extreme shapes, textures and multiple layering the key points materialize swiftly. The jumbo volumes of patchwork denim baggy pants contrast with slim fitted white shirts with the brand’s signature thin ties. A British punk touch arrives in various forms and lengths. This is seen in kilts that are covered with zippers and in the bondage skinny pants that are cut above the ankles. Signature shirts tied at the waist are simplified to just decorative knotted sleeves.
One can find a touch of Asia in the decorative use of kimono hints like the fabrics, embroideries, flowers and manga prints on the garments. An inspiration with martial arts is present in white or denim shirts reinterpreting the kung fu outfit. And off course the design duo at the helm of the house put in ninja touches done in decorative black satin.
There’s a wide selection of sport-inspired tops like voluminous anoraks, parkas, bomber jackets and fine coats that celebrate Japan. There are signature motifs in a modern high fashion approach. Surprising additions to the work are leathers with fluo dotted studs and double upped anoraks.
Accessories are used here as decoration with chunky boots, funky shoes, printed oversized backpacks, glasses and knitted beanies. The leading color of this presentation is black with also indigo denim, burgundy and even neo pink and green.