Milan Fashion Week came to a storming finale yesterday with Dsquared2’s high fashion Inuit inspired collection.
Going back to their Canadian roots, twin designers Dean and Dan Caten embraced their Yukon background, mashing it up with traditional Mongolian and Victorian costume to create one of the most interesting shows at Milan Fashion Week.
Victoriana tweed jackets and suede waistcoats were layered under ginormous furry hooded parkas and finished with heels complete with feathers and tribal beading that wouldn’t look out of place in the National History Museum.
But as eyecatching as the clothes were, it was the models wearing them that we couldn’t stop staring at. With more supermodels than you could shake a Dsquared2 leopard print bag at, this was the show to be seen at.
Rocking down the runway decked head-to-toe in tribal tattoo bodystockings, and sporting a healthy bronzed glow snowgoers could only dream of, were all the supers you could ever wish for. Leading the way in a completely covetable faux fur stole, and looking a lot more covered up than we’re used to, was our fave Victoria’s Secret Angel, Alessandra Ambrosio. Following in her wake were comeback kid Jessica Stam, the androgynous Jamie Bochert, another VS legend, Lily Donaldson and Burberry’s latest model to lead their AW15 show finale, Malaika Firth. In short, everyone who’s anyone.
Ascending the sweeping staircase for the fabulous finale, we’ve never seen so many major modelling faces in one place. Now that’s a picture worth photobombing. Maybe next year…
By George Driver