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Dsquared2 Goes Off-World

Having men and women share the DSquared2 catwalk for the first time meant that the Catens were able to exhibit the full cinematic scope of their skills. The results were often striking — elegance and utility bordering on surreal.
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  • Tim Blanks

MILAN, Italy —Westworld tweaked so many imaginations that it would be a wonder if it didn't tickle the edges of fashion somewhere. There's no telling if the Caten twins even saw the series, but the men and women on their catwalk Sunday night were a heady combo of pioneer spirit and alternate reality. Like the huge neon maple leaf atop the venue, glowing red in the chill mist of a winter night in Milan, there was something vaguely off-world about the Caten's latest effort. 

A stylist had clearly been tested to the limit in shaping huge mounds of clothing into recognisable looks, and the results were often striking, from something as relatively simple as Joan Smalls in a fishnet gown crusted with beaded flowers, wrapped in a giant army green sweater — the combination of elegance and utility bordering on surreal — to the farrago of layered parkas and puffas and flying plaid shirt-tails that weighed down one young male model.  

The Catens are tireless boosters of their homeland Canada. Their parade of cowboys, ski-bums and snowboarders was like an open casting for an ad for the Great Outdoors. But having men and women share the DSquared2 catwalk for the first time meant that the twins were able to exhibit the full cinematic scope of their skills. The girls won —  just like in Westworld

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