Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2018

Skin tight black leather pants, a white wife-beater/t-shirt, necktie and newsboy cap – this was the look that anchored the Dsquared2 Spring 2018 show. A look that, while simple in nature, gave off that effortless gritty city edge the brand is known for. Western elements such as plaid shirts, rustic belt buckles and washed denim laid the framework for off duty dressing and urban cool. Every look was synchronized and in tune with filling the casual dressing void many menswear designers are lacking these days. An oversized cardigan with metal chain detail fell off the shoulder ever so slightly, and tropical floral patterns provided a more upbeat quality that grounded the tougher looks. This is not to say eveningwear was left out entirely. The finale looks comprised of pastel suits in mint green and lavender with black sequin trimming, a refreshing choice of black tie dressing that’s a welcome departure from the typical all black ensembles men are so accustomed to seeing. Dean and Dan Caten succeeded in retaining the brand’s core youthful mood while adding a few tweaks to add excitement and allure for next season.