THE TAILORED PUNK WOMEN’S AND MEN’S DSQUARED2 SPRING SUMMER 2021
Tailoring, a style core of the DNA of Dsquared2 finishes every piece for the co-ed Spring Summer 2021 collection. True to the brand’s essence, the lineup features contrasting and mixing influences. Military details are worked in elegantly, and then given a punk twist with brilliant color and accessories. Silhouettes tread the line between rebellious and refined. The resulting looks are designed to seek the spirit of those who wear them.
A military theme comes by way of clothing inspired by aviation. Nylon jumpsuits feature elongated zippers. Other utilitarian harnessing is strapped into tailored jackets and trousers. Pants in tropical weight wools, papery nylon or cotton canvas come super cigarette or slightly loose to fall over classic leather lace-ups. Oversized cargo pockets and zips detail their forms. Mini studs cover men’s jacket lapels and vests. Denim jackets are spliced on the collar and button placket to create the appearance of a strap. A men’s high waist pant is constructed with a wrapped buckled closure inspired by a military uniform.
The earthy color palette is broken with tones of orange and cobalt blue—in bold stripes appliquéd onto jackets and tops. Other stripes are applied in asymmetric style on pant legs and buttoned shirts. Denim runs the gamut of pristine intense blues to super destroyed and ripped, to bleached out white jeans. Women’s denim pants have a laminated coating.
Contrasting with the modern nylon and sartorial fabrics is transparency—lace tops for men, and dresses for women. A zebra print is worked into a top and shirt for men, constructed with other textured fabrics, while for women it takes on chic proportions in a knee length pencil skirt, or short-sleeved coat.
Sexiness is defined in women’s clean black or white tailoring: skirts and dresses with slits and mini belts, coats and jackets with plunging necklines to reveal leather harnesses that loop around the neck and down on the décolleté. Dresses have feminine shapes, in sheer knits, lace-trimmed satin or tailored form-fitting styles with peekaboo backs. Pumps and sandals with fine buckled straps, and a kitten heel thong sandal with feathers underscore the collection’s feminine appeal.
Accessories play on the punk theme: men wear pearl necklaces, as a single strand or with a pendant, or moulded leather bracelets and rings, and carry doctor style leather bags and flat fanny packs. Women’s bags include leather rectangular styles and feather coated purses.