Lately in the fashion world, we are seeing collections become more artistic than ever. Why is this? Perhaps the fierce competition, the need to express creatively, the determination to be noticed, seen, adored? But what we don’t want to see, as men, is designers creating collections that lose the archetypical masculinity that is the life force of the male race. Within a collection, there must be power, stability and truth.
Some designers have their eyes firm on these elements. One is Dsquared2 with their latest Spring 2013 menswear collection. So, what to make of this show? Monochrome clubland, the music (“the one and only dominator,” a pounding blast from the past) pumped out the sound system as gents in white shirts, black pants, or shorts, some accents of denim, leopard, and the occasional odd dinner jacket to remind you this was a nocturnal experience stomped down the runway with shin guards on legs to keep the dogs at bay.
The action was all around the neck, with strands of chain and darkling doodads, or skinny black ties, or shiny placket action. Brothers, Dean and Dan Caten are at the helm of this label, and have always impressed MSP with their pieces. Take out the drama of the runway show, and you can buy signature pieces by Dsquared2 that will last years. Easy to mix and match with your current wardrobe and remain cutting edge where needed. This collection has its own irresistible drive that will bewilder passers by. We like.