Saturday, 4 September 2010

Horror at the Ice Hockey Night Out ... Dsquared² FW2010-11 Menswear Collection

Oftentimes, pain and fashion don’t seem to come along very well, even in the horror movies. But that will never be the case if it’s done by the Dsquared² twins, Dean and Dan Caten who drew their menswear inspiration from the grotesque human mutilation and fighting scenes in horror movies. Ah, just the right time for Halloween that is not too far away, I supposed.

Well, I don’t know how to delineate the theme but to my understanding, I would put it this way – a chic massacre or war on the fashion martyrs by a team of possessed ice-hockey players somewhere in the vast wilderness of Canada (the Caten brothers are from Canada, hence the horrific ice hockey theme).

Thank God they didn’t include a man wearing ice hockey mask holding a chain saw on the runway. It certainly would remind me of how rapper Eminem (back then as Slim Shady) opened his first ever concert show eons ago.

Staged in Milan – not somewhere unknown within the Canadian territories – to a host of fashion buyers and esteemed editors, the show was opened by Tokio Hotel lead singer Bill Kaulitz. Dressed in a body tight outfit with both shoulders exaggerated by shiny, dark plumes, those who were present at the Milan show could easily took him as the Angel of Death, due to the serious look on his face and the heavily detailed wing-like shoulders.

Next, two models followed suit and dressed in fluorescent pink patent shirts with bows and black straight pants – a splitting image of the Caten brothers’ well-known personal style. Strictly an antithesis to the prim and proper, sartorial men looks that are heavily promoted on the runways of most high end fashion houses, Dsquared² fall/winter 2010 collection is a collection that I believe millions of rock stars have been looking for – sans the spattering blood and bruised faces anyway. The bottom department is dominated by jeans in various washes with skinny and straight cuts.

On the top side, the Caten brothers’ also applied elements of their Canadian heritage and winter atmosphere into the collection, such as ice hockey jerseys adorned with larger-than-life image of a bloody ice hockey mask and lots of leather jackets with contemporary approach (think bikers’ style). As usual, you will always find a plethora of t-shirts, either plain or printed within the unique collection.

What’s more, even though the collection is consisting of casual pieces, over layering could help you to transform them into proper yet edgy ensembles. Case in point: black sheer V-neck or round neck sweater layered on top of a long-sleeved white shirt and streamlined blazer, paired with a skinny black tie and straight pants.

Also worth hunting at Dsquared² stores this season are its enviable accessories and footwear offerings such as aviator sunglasses, high top boots, shoes in gunmetal effect, bows, metal chain necklace with multiple metal cross pendants and fingerless gloves, just to list a few.

Dsquared² fall/winter 2010 menswear collection and accessories are available now at Dsquared² boutiques, select fine departmental stores and multi-brand boutiques worldwide.






*Photos by style.com

Dsquared² - 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard No 1-24, Singapore 238801.

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