Dean and Dan Caten channeled an influential Peter Lindbergh Vogue shoot
circa 1990 on their Spring runway. You know the one—Naomi, Cindy, Linda,
et al. vamping in motorcycle leather and miniskirts. The biker hats, the
pearls and gold chains, the super-leggy silhouette—the look is so up the
Catens' street, it's almost a surprise they haven't been here before.
Cartier and Chanel presumably won't be thrilled that the Dsquared² boys
have lifted their ultra-recognizable logo typefaces for T-shirts emblazoned
with their last name. And those quilted Coco-isms might prove problematic
for them as well. But other than those instances, the runway was loaded
with bankable merchandise of the kind that Dsquared² specializes in:
shrunken leather jackets, even shrunken-er denim shorts with cheeky lace
insets, an LBD with corset detailing, cropped schoolboy blazers, and a
leopard-print party dress topped by bondage straps with hearts in place
of O rings. All in all, a fun, sexy ride.