Discover DSQUARED2 Kids – Italian Mini-Me Fashion…At DSQUARED2 Spring Summer 2014 Men’s Runway Show on June 25th, designers Dean and Dan Caten gave the first glimpse of their DSQUARED² Kids collection when two adorable twin boys dressed in black suits and bow-ties joined Dean and Dan at the fashion show finale. A few days later, on June 28th DSQUARED2 officially launched its first childrenswear collection – DSQUARED2 Kids for babies up to age 14 at the Pitti Bimbo kids trade show in Florence, Italy.
Dsquared2 Kids collection keeps with the brand’s theatrical and playful mainline aesthetic. For boys, Dean and Dan did not forget to include Dsquared2 signature rebel staples – adding in mini-me versions for those smaller sized ‘enfants terribles’. Some of my favorites ‘gangsta’ looks for boys are the classic black zippered biker jackets, and weathered grey hoodies, and over-sized beanies.
Another cool theme for boys is Dsquared2 Kids Ranger Scouts – “here to guard the more delicate woodland creatures.” Boys will look fully qualified in well equipped pre-weathered clothes filled with crests and badges and tell of adventures from their past. You’ll find worn down denim, soft lumberjack plaids, baggy cargo shorts, sensibly thick socks, trucker caps, and lots of patches, crests, and badges.
I love this quote by Dean and Dan Caten in their press release explaining the concept behind Dsquared² Kids launch – fashion for the entire family.
“It’s baby time! As time passes, the Dsquared2 family continues to flourish. Our customers have grown with us – now their children are also in need of cool and fun outfits. With this junior line, we are finally answering the request of our clients: to create a real “total look” for the entire family.” – Dean and Dan Caten.
Dsquared2 Kids clothes are produced in Italy under a licensing deal with Brave Kid, owned by Renzo Rosso. For the junior footwear line, they’ve partnered with Italian designer Andrea Montelpare. For Dsquared2 boys all looks are completed with a variety of shoe offerings: rain boots, laced up ankle boots, sneakers and pointed patent classic laced up shoes for the boys.
DSQUARED² Kids Designers – Dean and Dan Caten
I absolutely love the DSQUARED2 collection for men and women, and the story behind Canadian designers Dean and Dan Caten, the only pair of Canadian identical twins to helm an Italian fashion house. After a stint at Parsons in New York and a job designing at a Canadian label, the twins set out for Italy determined to make it in Milan. Dean and Dan often describe their aesthetic as “a taste of home, where the Canadian woods meet Italian design.”
Ever since Madonna wore a pair of mud-splattered Dsquared2 jeans in her 2000 video for “Don’t Tell Me,” they have routinely dressed some of the world’s biggest pop stars including Christina, Justin, Mariah, Fergie, and Rihanna, and more.