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DSquared2 goes big and bold for MFW

DSquared2 goes big and bold for MFW

DSquared2’s Milan Fashion Week show was all about boldness, featuring every material out there.

The label, helmed by brothers Dean and Dan Caten, was the last big brand to show at the biannual event on Sunday (25Sep16) and their presentation was one to remember thanks to the vivid patterns and fabrics floating down the runway.

Leopard print was seen on a skirt and a jacket, while gingham covered shirts and sleeves.

Structure was another big aspect of the Spring/Summer 17 line, giving it an old-school vibe with bodysuits, mini dresses and garments with oversized shoulders.

Bows and belts were plentiful throughout the range too, as well as buttons creating a military theme alongside the 80s touch. One model strutted her stuff in a blue silk dress with a red belt and gold sleeves with buttons lining the front and on the sleeves, as another stepped out in a similarly styled dress with a crest on the front.

It certainly wasn’t a collection to be worn lightly thanks to the fun and fanciness of it, with fashion publication WWD dubbing it “too much”.

Presenting before DSquared2 was Missoni, giving the audience a much more laidback line perfect for the warmer weather. While many brands have decided to ditch the seasons, Angela Missoni opted to design especially for them with T-shirt and tank dresses, along with the occasional halter-neck number and bikinis, many of which featured colourblocks.

“I felt the need to go for something very simple,” she told WWD before her show. “Not basic but for something calm, easy and relaxed.”

The simple shapes were amped up thanks to the various tones used and her simplicity really shone compared to other over-the-top ranges, such as DSquared2.

And amongst the fairly-modest line-up a tiny gold bikini popped up giving Missoni the fun feel it was in desperate need of.

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