DSquared2 has made fashion headlines twice this week. First, Cardi B set Instagram alight by posting a picture of herself modelling the brand’s Giant trainers. Giant by name, giant by nature. The ultra-chunky style seems to combine two ’90s-style sports shoes balanced on top of one another in a dad sneaker to end all dad sneakers. The rapper might wax lyrical about Balenciaga trainers – “the ones that look like socks” – but her post of the Giants has amassed over four million likes so far.
Secondly, Dsquared2 founders and creative directors Dean and Dan Caten announced that they have tapped Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for a capsule. The Mert and Marcus 1994 x Dsquared2 collection will mark the first time the photographers, who were recently honoured with the Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator at the Fashion Awards 2018, have stepped into the design sphere.
As suggested by the title, the clothing edit will celebrate the spirit of the ’90s. Comprising overalls, bombers, tank tops, hoodies, oversize T-shirts, asymmetric dresses and boxy tailoring in laminated, paper-like and rubberised materials, each aspect is infused with the underground vibe of Berlin’s metropolitan scene.
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Mert and Marcus project if the pair’s photography didn’t play a part. Archive imagery, including pictures of Kate Moss, are plastered across some of the looks, including the post box-red all-in-one that has been revealed so far.
From British Vogue