Just a last look at the February issue of Vogue Italia. On the fivefold cover: Naomi Campbell wearing Blumarine. Photographed by Steven Meisel.
On the back: Dior advertising.
Today I’m talking about the spring summer 2013 collection by Dsquared2. Well, where to start? I’ve always tought, and I still think so, that Dsquared2 garments were really better taken sigularly, because Dean and Dan Caten have the marked ability of combine colors, patterns and materials in such a terrible way. Every season they confirm that. Except the latest one. Oh God, did they really succed in reaching a sort of good taste in combining clothes?! Obviously no. Mere is the answer: they used colors as black, white, pink and red, colors that, as everyone knows, stay fine together. But, and here is the “surprise”, they were any way able to create confusion and bad taste. They used an exaggeration of golden and silver chains decorating denim shorts and skirts, banal t-shirts, jackets and jeans. Black leather cop hats and vulgar bondage trikinis made the beginning of the show, also thanks to the fake photographers and make up artists acting, like the set of a californian porn film, theme explored by the two designers, yet. Too much black for a spring summer collection, I think, but this is a trend of the next season, as we can see from the runways of brand such as Valentino, Prada, Dior and Yves Saint Laurent. The music was awful and disturbing and I really worried about the ones who were sitting at the show, obliged to stay there. And a big chain rained on the runway at the beginning of the show, respecting the collection theme. Probably, the only dress i liked was the last one, an enormous train evening gown, just because it was very scenographic and dramatic and a lot of fabric was used to make it. The dress was moved both by the model and a huge ventilator. I’m really tired about Dsquared2 bad girl look, the brand absolutely needs a change!
The twins also inserted in their collection two looks shamelessy copied by other brand. Pathetic. I hate when brands copy from each other. It is an insult to the creativity of young designers that struggle to emerge, a lack of respect towards customers and a heavy disappointment for the ones that, like me, love fashion. Here they are:
On the left: Dsquared2 – Spring Summer 2013. On the right: Blumarine – Autumn Winter 2012-13.
On the left: Dsquared2 – Spring Summer 2013. On the right: Balmain – Spring Summer 2012.