Italian brand DSQUARED2 presented its Fall Winter 2023.24 Collection, that explores teenage troupes, with a fashion show on Friday, January 13th, during the ongoing Milan Fashion Week. Teenage stereotypes – the geek, the jock, the goth, the emo, and the femme, are reimagined with contemporary conviction. Designers Dean and Dan Caten were inspired by the brand’s first women’s runway show Star 24/7, held two decades ago. The collection brings contrasting proportions of ultra-wide and tiny, and it fuses prep with cowboy, puffers or chunky knits with lingerie lace tanks and shorts.
FALL WINTER 2023.24 MENSWEAR COLLECTIONS
“Western fare of fringed jackets and denim with stars on the knees is mixed with crop jersey tanks printed with ‘Darlin’ and ‘Emo’ and worn with heeled embroidered Western boots. Shearling chaps are worn over jeans or appliquéd on embroidered shirts. Preppy insignias are embroidered onto V-neck sweaters, on the chest of a men’s coat, or on the lapel of bomber jackets for women. Puffers for men and women are cut from frayed denim, or sporty nylon. A glossy duchesse satin men’s or women’s parka has lace details. Lace on underwear and camisoles peep through men’s and women’s looks. Characters from the iconic arcade game Pac-Man are printed onto T-shirts—part of a new collaboration with the brand.
Accessories riff on Dsquared2 design signatures. A belt with a metal branded buckle first launched 25 years ago is looped through denim, shorts and chinos for women and men, and the same buckle in Western or gothic lettering features on the top of the design of the handheld Belt Bag, designed for both men and women. A thermo plastic heart shaped bag is in pop colors of candy pink and yellow, as well as black for men. Boots come Western, desert or biker style and are worn with white socks topped with red stripes.” – from DSQUARED2