Fluoro rave paint splattered sportswear, Dsquared2’s mood was pure, unadulterated fun.
Raving and misbehaving
It was Ibiza vibes for Dsquared2 this season. Fluoro palettes, metallic accents and scuba everything with outlandish accessories, the uniform of the clubber. But the Dsquared2 girls would never be the same as us on the dancefloor, we’re clutching a vodka and tonic in each hand, mascara streaming down our faces and clambering onto the night bus at 4am with a box of chips. The Dsquared2 girls don’t dance, they float, skirts gently flapping in the breeze while their reflective embellishments glow. They’re the dancers in music videos.
Often easily overlooked, the swimwear this season was lacking but Dsquared2 picked up everyone else’s slack. We were given bikinis, scuba leggings, sports shaped suits and what looked like a whole lot of lifesaving ropes as harnesses, bracelets and sandal straps.
Gilding the lily
In the best way possible that is. An already ornate collection was amplified with the accessories. Fluoro plastic life-sized flower earrings were our favourites but the choker tight collars were a close second. All in entirely artificial colours, they looked like the stirrers you’d receive if you ordered a daiquiri at Club Tropicana.