With an unconventional employment of prints and textures, DSquared2 presented their spring/summer 2013 Collection in Milan recently.
Glossy fabric and leopard print detailing was on display throughout, as well as heavily washed out denim. Working within a limited palette of black, white and navy blue, the collection demonstrated an edgy, rock twist on what is a consistently sartorial aesthetic. This was strengthened further by the intended focus on accessories. Chains, belts and various hats were the finishing touches applied to many of the looks, adding some definite style.
Whilst some every day pieces made an appearance, it is evident that this collection is driven towards after dark styling, ideal for the clubs or late night bars. The intelligent use of denim within tailored looks is both visually interesting and wearable. Although such a strong style may not be suited for all tastes, the collection acts as an ideal example on how accessories can finish a look perfectly.
Stand out pieces include two white shirts, both of which contain bold detailing. One uses bright pink as the chosen hue for a contrasting collar, the other utilises denim as a form of detailing, forming a particularly intricate patch on the front of the shirt. Both work well against black and can be used for easy layering too.
Leading the way with fabric exploration and creative detailing, DSquared2 appear to suggest a turn toward even bolder styling next spring/summer.