Graffiti and floral prints are mixed and matched with soft tweeds, bleached knits and pastel tailoring for the resort collection from DSquared2.
Men’s and women’s pieces are cut with Dsquared2 codes: combat pants with patch pockets, the Canadian flag as a canvas for T-shirts and sweatshirts, jeans and chinos tagged and illustrated in the same way a student’s yearbook is signed by classmates after graduating. Upholstery florals—like those you see in grandma’s home— weave nostalgic romance with more attitude pieces of oversized sweatshirts, flocked velvet denim overalls, and a camouflage print created from tag style spray-painted design.
Her collection has a youthful, feminine vibe. Peach and sky-blue crepe tailored boyfriend jackets and loose cropped pants, tweed-style jackets and miniskirts and the wallpaper flower print in shirts and silk dresses. These looks, plus bralettes in crystals are complemented with super bleached wide leg jeans and denim shorts, red-and-black check skirts, a leopard print jacket, its spots spray painted. Hand knitted crochet hats and scarves, and feminine accessories contrast with graffiti platform-soled, chunky-heel, lace-up boots, and padded strap sandals.
Designed to be worn layered, the men’s collection explores military style with streetwear and grunge. Standout outerwear is accented in detail and hand feel: a trench covered in graffiti, papery fine nylon jackets and shirts. Hybrid pants are constructed from bleached chino fabric mixed with jersey, as are denim and sweatshirt hooded jackets. Camouflage patterns are created from stripes and graffiti tagging on cotton canvas pants and jackets, and tie-dye appears on sweatshirts. Denim is bleached out, or in dark washes embellished with drawings and words or hand-painted in limited edition. Evening wear also has a laidback approach, tuxedos are worn with T-shirts and jackets. Dsquared2 sneakers feature mixed materials or are graffitied to form part of the new shoe collection. ✤