MILAN (AP) - SOS, fashion emergency.
MILAN (AP) — SOS, fashion emergency.
Not to worry, for next summer Dean and Dan Caten, the fun-loving brains behind the DSquared2 label, have put together a survival kit, so that no matter where, you will never be caught undressed.
Staged on an imaginary tropical island complete with palm trees, real waterfall, live parrot and a papier-mâché plane wreck, the latest DSquared2 collection presented Tuesday offers a complete wardrobe for the contemporary Robinson Crusoe.
The models who walked down the turf runway were a happy bunch, despite being stranded. Out of their oversized shoppers came everything but the kitchen sink: bathing trunks, Bermuda shorts, cropped jeans, cuffed pants, T-shirts, fancy shirts, formal jackets, sports jackets, leather jackets, studded belts, sporty sneakers, biker boots. Some models sported nothing more than their underwear.
Any missing items were created in loco, like the floral or sea-shell necklaces and the raffia skirts to wrap around a pair of jeans for a more extravagant look.
The inspiration for the collection, according to the fashion notes, is the musical "South Pacific," the score of which accompanied the show. However, on the Dsquared2 island there were none of those "dames" so praised in the 1950's musical, to share in the fun.
The show ended with two bespectacled twin boys, dressed in impeccable suits and ties, who accompanied the designing duo down the runway for their final bow, a sweet way to introduce the label's new kiddie line.