One collection that’s caught my eye lately is Dsquared2’s Fall ’13 collection. Drop-crotch destroyed denim and tailored coats were a main theme throughout, and there was a sprinkle of bright tones along with a hint of military. Twin designers Dean and Dan Caten were said to be inspired by the famous jazz nightclub in Harlem, the Cotton Club [which operated from 1923 to 1940]. The club was a white-only establishment where many great black entertainers of the time [Lena Horne, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, etc.] performed.
I guess that explains why all the models are of color. I personally love this collection. Its flare, its bold and detailed accessories, the boots…but I could’ve done without some of the eveningwear pieces. I think it got a bit too flamboyant for my taste, but nonetheless, it’s fresh and bold!