23rd September 2022

Dsquared2 SS23 – Milan Fashion Week

Charlotte Lewis reviews the show from Milan Fashion Week

With soft colours and light fabrics, the Dsquared2 SS23 show at Milan Fashion Week captured and embodied the laidback sensibilities and airiness of summers by the beach.  Playing with soft textures, patterns and layering, the show opened with a transparent baby blue lace jacket over a fade-away check shirt.  Light pastel colours were seen throughout the collection, as well as faded prints and designs that recalled easy sun-shining days.  Delicate ruffles and draped fabrics complemented the softness of the story.

Scuba zips featured on nude mini dresses were unzipped to reveal flashes of skin, hinting at seaside fun and adventure.  Bold striping on pants coupled with layered shirts gave off a cool ‘hippy-chic vibe, while the same striping seen on a sleeveless dress felt contemporary and modern.  And everywhere, peekaboo details added to the sensuality, while the wet-look, scuba fabric accents expanded on the coastal theme.

The collection also presented a redefinition of classic surfing and summer sportswear.  We were treated to nylon board shorts as tops, extended as trousers, and shortened to micro skirts – all featuring abstract graphic prints.  Transparent PVC skirts and green python leather added an edgy angle to the laid back and cool looks.

Denim is always a big fabric for Dsquared2.  This season, classic pieces were switched up.  The Traveller jean was loose and loungey and featured paint-spatter detailing to match the oversized ‘boyfriend’ denim jacket.  Denim even combined with terry suiting, seen in the tote bags and clog-heeled sandals accessories.

Pointed painted pumps brought the looks together, alongside shoulder bags and large straw bags perfect for a day by the shore. With wraparound sunglasses completing the picture, life really is going to be a beach for Dsquared2 next year.


For more information on Dsquared2 SS23, click here

Click here to read the Pam Hogg London Fashion Week review

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