Dsquared2 is the go-to brand for daring designs, edgy denim and super-cool separates. Created by Canadian twins, Dean and Dan Caten, the brand has been on the fashion scene since 1984. We talked to the design duo about their inspirations, design process, and, what it's like to work with family...
We started at a young age, making clothes for our sisters. As time passed and our passion became stronger and stronger, we realised that we wanted to make something of our own in the fashion world, so we moved to New York City to study and practice. Then we moved to Europe to further improve on our skills. We still have the same motivation and spirit we had in the beginning; we got into fashion early and hope that we still have many years to go.
Being twins is our strength, as we complete and totally understand each other - we can communicate without words. We are two different people that share one mind, so everything comes naturally to us.
"We are two different people that share one mind, so everything comes naturally to us."
We have a lot of fun designing and always try to have a positive attitude in order to let our creativity run. As a result, even though we sometimes disagree, we always manage to reach a compromise.
We do not have one specific muse, we have many. They all inspire us in different ways.
Dsquared2 is always evolving, always unexpected. We never stop!