Dsquared2 | Unveils Spring/Summer 2025

A sexy celebration embracing multiplicity

Written by

Camryn Spratt

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In the spirit of freeing multiplicity, twin creative masterminds, Dean and Dan Caten, hone in on duality in their Dsquared2 Spring/Summer 2025 collection. Between elegance and edge, softness and strength, the collection takes shape as a particularly focused intersection between two seemingly disparate forces. Not too far from its predecessors, this collection has its basis in Dean and Dan’s signature penchant for synthesizing innovative material treatments and imaginative details with cross-genre references to fringe fashion subcultures. This collection is a liberated community of artists, athletes and aesthetes, an underground milieu that is a poetry salon, wrestling league and kink scene all in one.

Balancing brutalist geometry and soft bodily harmony, sheer chiffons cascade poetically around the body, revealing skin-tight bondage harnesses or barely-there bralettes beneath. Denim peels away into sculptural latex. Asymmetrical sheer jersey tanks are treated with laminating techniques. Laces coil up legs, holding outer garments together but exposing the skin beneath. Broad-shouldered suits with voluminous pleated pants reference 80s workday ensembles, while leather biker jackets and thick-soled studded creepers suggest that same stylish character’s nocturnal alter ego.

As the collection progresses, the subtle sense of restrained athleticism develops into full-blown references to the glamorous, campy, and unintentionally (or is it?) erotic visual language of professional wrestling, playfully celebrating both its bravado and predilection for skin-on-skin contact. This aspect of bodacious theatricality extends to the runway show’s staging at Milan’s historic Teatro Lirico Giorgio Gaber. As the iconic red velvet curtains raise, latex-clad figures dance in hanging cages to kick off the cabaret. Models emerge, transforming the theater’s stage and aisle into one runway, bringing the heat as a soulful and unabashedly sexy celebration of the freedom to embrace multiplicity.

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