Dsquared2 Spring 2013 Collection: Return of the 1990s Supermodels

Dsquared2 is one of my favorite fashion shows to see during Milan Fashion Week because there is an energy that erupts from the models, photographers, and the designer duo Dean and Dan Caten.  The Caten Brothers are identical twins that has been rocking the fashion scene for almost 20 years.  Their big break came in 2000, when Madonna chose to wear their mud stained jeans in her “Tell Me” music video (the one where she’s dressed like a cowgirl in the blue flannel shirt, hat and messy blonde curls).  Their Canadian roots run through their designs and have inspired some of their previous collections but during their last ready to wear collection they designed a Biker Chic collection inspired by Super Genius Photographer, Peter Lindbergh‘s 1991 American Vogue “Wild At Heart” photoshoot.  The 1990s took everything to the extreme: hair, nails, makeup, eyebrows.

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“Wild at Heart” Photoshoot for American Vogue, September 1991 of supermodels: Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz, Helena Christensen, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Karen Mulder, and Stephanie Seymour

Photo Credit: © Peter Lindbergh found on:

http://theselvedgeyard.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/wild-at-heart-vogue-1991-the-epic-photography-of-peter-lindbergh/

The Caten Brothers designed mini skirts, dresses, vests, jackets in leather, poplin dresses, tight strapless dresses in white, pink, and red.  Black bikinis, denim hot pants, shorts, skirts, jeans, and jackets.  One of my favorite looks was a classic tailored white shirt and black blazer with a pair of jeans.  It also wouldn’t be Dsquared fashion show without the showing off the designers skills at tailoring evening dresses in various lengths with darting and corset details. Not to mention gold chains and pearls dripping off the girls in bracelets, necklaces, belts, brooches that (perhaps a nod to Chanel) in all sizes and lengths on every model that gave us a memory of the 1990s Supermodels that Ruled the catwalks: Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Stephanie Seymour, Christy Turlington, and so many other top models of the day. Not mention biker leather hats with pearl and gold details giving a strong look that empowers women to feel sexy.

Hair was designed by top hair stylist Sam McKnight who created a simple and sexy poker straight hair style.  The look had a modern flare to the original 1990s supermodel hair.  Makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury  created a look that was inspired by “Peter Lindbergh, The Nineties, and Linda Evangelista” with an almond smokey eye, arched brow, contoured skin, MAC Spice Lip Liner and Fleshpot Beige lips with powder.  The look was so powerful and striking. Both McKnight and Tibury have worked with Dsquared for many seasons. (And to be honest it looked healthier than previous looks on other runways withbleached out eyebrows, pale skin, and ghostly shiny skin).

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Model: Cara Delevingne backstage at Spring 2013 Dsquared2 in September 2012.

Photo Credit: http://www.modtv.com

This show starred top models: Cara Delevingne (face of Burberry and younger sister of Poppy), Lindsey Wixson, Bette Franke, Monika “Jac” Jagaciak, Constance Jablonski, Anne Vyalitsyna (Anne V), Montana Cox (Australia’s Next Top Model, 2011), Melissa Tammerijn, Toni Garrn, Kendra Spears, Ginta Lapina, and supermodel Jessica Stam (and newly raven haired after being blonde since 2006).

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Look 1, Cara Delevingne

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 2, Lindsey Wixson

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 3, Bette Franke

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 4, Jac

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 5, Constance Jablonski

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 6, Julia Frauche

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 7- Irina Kulikova

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 8, Karlina Caune

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 9, Anne Vyalitsyna (Anne V)—THIS IS MY FAVORITE LOOK!

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 11- Andreea Diaconu

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 12- Montana Cox (Australia’s Next Top Model, 2011)

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 14- Melissa Tammerijn

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 15- Jemma Baines

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 17- Toni Garrn

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 19- Ava Smith

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 20- Kendra Spears

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 22- Ginta Lapina

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 23- Julia Frauche

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 24- Lindsey Wixson

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 25- Jac

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 26- Jessica Stam- (Notice the CATEN t-shirt, and it’s similarity to a CHANEL t-shirt!)

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 28- Cara Delevingne

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

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Look 29- Constance Jablonski

Photo Credit: Flippo Flor/GoRunway.com

Until next time!

Gavo Capote

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