DSQUARED2: Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy.

DSQUARED2: Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy.

DSQUARED2 is the latest brand to arrive at Tessuti for SS17. DSQUARED2 was created by Canadian twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten. It designs ready-to-wear menswear pieces using refined Italian tailoring and Canadian iconography that will add an injection of colour to your spring/summer wardrobe.

The brothers started their path in fashion at the illustrious Parsons School of Design in New York City in 1984 and then moved to Italy in 1991 to create their brand – DSQUARED2. Its quick rise to prominence in the fashion world came after several collaborations with some of the Italy’s most celebrated fashion houses until their 1995 debut catwalk show in Milan called ‘Homesick Canada Collection’ – the menswear collection that made the fashion world take note.

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Hiking Team Hoody (293126)

In the years leading up to now, DSQUARED2 has gone from strength to strength hitting some sizeable milestones on the way. In 2006, it was selected to design Italian football club Juventus’ official uniforms, then again for Barcelona in 2009 and is currently Manchester City’s official fashion partner. The brand designed the official uniforms for the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic opening ceremonies in Rio in 2016 and both Dean and Dan won man GQ Man of the Year Award in 2008 – they even have a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame. The DSQUARED2 motto: ‘Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy’ comes from Canadian roots of the brothers who now live in London with each piece constructed in Italy.

DSQUARED2
Bar Logo Short Sleeve T-Shirt (293120)

What is abundantly clear is the affection the brothers have for their home country which is heavily reflected in every piece they create. Its ready-to-wear menswear collection is bright and bold, yet laid-back, creating a distinctive brand of alternative luxury. Each colourful garment is influenced by DSQUARED2’s Canadian roots, with printed maple leaves and mountainous vistas emblazoned across cotton t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies.

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Mountaineer Sweatshirt (293127)

DSQUARED2 footwear is loud and bold – the Vitello trainer is adorned with a multitude of textures – suede, leather, camo and stitching combined with a chunky rubber sole with stand-out oranges and blues. The accessories – baseball caps in khaki greens, navy blues and blacks with eye-catching stitching on the front. The hero piece, the practical Patch Duffle Bag – another mix of textures with denim and soft suede pockets.

DSQUARED2
Vitello Trainers (293220)

Take a look through the full DSQUARED2 collection now.

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