June 28, 2013 New York
Safari Sophisticate was the theme of Dsquared²'s Resort collection. The Caten brothers combined quintessential explorer themes with fit and flare, fifties-inspired shapes on pieces like a belted A-line shirtdress cut from forest-green cotton drill, slim cargo-pocket pencil skirts, and walking shorts. Full, knee-length skirts were shown in multiple ways—the most noteworthy iteration came in soft bubble-gum pink leather, while others featured feminine scalloped hemlines or tribal-print silks. A fun baboon motif and trompe l'oeil basket weave stood out. Per usual, styling flourishes like tall Panama hats, boyish neckties, and kicky stiletto pumps with bow details helped relay the message. For evening, an off-the-shoulder black column gown with a built-in bustier and hourglass-enhancing silhouette looked like just the thing for making both a glamorous entrance and exit.
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