Published on Jun 19, 2018
At the crossroads of Dsquared2’s Spring Summer 2019 urban fighters, military codes and shapes form looks mixed with retro athletic wear, tailoring, and undone corsetry.
Battle fatigues are interchangeable for men and women. Combat pants are the focus of the season’s silhouette, constructed from cotton, in green tones, honey camouflage, with overlays of gauzy black tulle and some with inserts of neon nylon and metallic reflective fabric. Their volume is built from interior lacing and drawstrings, and they are laden with pockets, parachute style straps and rucksack clips. A fitted version for women comes with high waist corset and oversized billowy pockets, paired with a cropped hooded sweatshirt.
Deconstructed harness style corsetry is layered over men’s and women’s looks as vests, the lacing undone and trailing, recalling parachute military wear. Mesh tops are underneath signature Dsquared2 outerwear: parkas and bombers in a mash-up of fabrications, sporty high-color nylon and check. Tailored jackets are cut with defined 80s shoulders, and pants with a higher waist and double pleats.
These warriors have a romantic edge, in washed silk voile short dresses, vests and long skirts in shades of ivory and sage. Floral jacquard is inserted into women’s combat pants, and men’s sporty parkas, trimmed with reflective piping.
Tracksuits are crafted in soft matte leathers, in retro fluorescent stripes or are mixed with classic formal houndstooth.
The getaway shoe is “the giant” sneaker: oversized with a raised back tab and elongated tongue in multiple fabrics, that metamorphoses into a double chunky sole wedge sneaker for woman, and fluorescent trimmed sandals for men. Fitted with mirrored metallic lenses, 80s style cat eye shades, and jewelry is fastened from rope-like chains