Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2019
Dean and Dan Caten mixed military with femininity. Cargo pants, field jackets, and bombers were paired with tops and bustiers for a strong yet irreverent interpretation of Dsquared²'s woman. The nineties was present in the baggy pants and in the reinvention of the athletic sneaker, now in the form of platforms; called "dad sneaker-wedges," the street style blended with military and athleisure was elevated to the next level with this accessory. The entire collection seemed a little edgy—as the result of the encounter of different aesthetics—even leaving the awkwardness as part of the charm in the garments, the sneaker sandals cannot be seen as a must-have. As a street style inspiration, while the collection was created, it didn't show options that could smoothly transition from the runway to your wardrobe. Without already having a style that loves over-ribbed tank tops, neons, bombers, and parachute pants—and/or falling in love with the sneaker wedge—the collection didn't bring an interesting number of inspirations. Points for originality but not enough to speak to someone with a not-so-edgy style.