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Dsquared2 Sum It Up

Dsquared2 Dean and Dan interview

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...

Why Fashion?

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.

What Are The Benefits Of Working Together As Brothers?

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.

  • Dsquared2 Dean and Dan Caten interview
  • Dsquared2 Dean and Dan Caten interview
  • "We are two different people that share one mind, so everything comes naturally to us."
What's Your Design Process?

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. 

Do You Have A Muse?

We do not have one specific muse, we have many. They all inspire us in different ways.

What's Next?

Dsquared2 is always evolving, always unexpected. We never stop!