December 19th, 2012
Ethnic Models, Fashion, Fashion Show, Fashion Week, Show Review
Show Review: DSquared2 Pre-Fall 2013
By Faith

Dean and Dan Caten’s brand DSquared2 is known for its rock-and-roll sensibility and over-the-top glamour, but the duo is going much more refined and retro-inspired for Pre-Fall 2013. Influenced by Harlem’s 1920′s hotspot The Cotton Club and the Jazz Age, Jasmine Tookes models the offerings for the season, full of body-conscious silhouettes and menswear chic tailoring.

Curve-hugging dresses accessorized with opera gloves and sparkling jewelry, knee-length pencil skirts for work or play, classic trenches adding polish to your everyday ensembles: clearly the Caten brothers miss the days when dressing up was de rigueur. All paired with dark red lips, trouser socks, and sky-high platform sandals, the designs are simultaneously retro and modern.

The color palette spans from brights like tangerine and pink to autumnal hues including grey, forest green, and nude. Textures are mixed to perfection: tweed paired with silk, splashes of corduroy, and the brand’s signature leather and denim.

Prints in the collection include Fall-perfect red and black tartan and an oversize petal print that is an interesting juxtaposition with wide-leg trousers and a chunky knit sweater.

It is rare for a Hollywood starlet to wear DSquared2 on the red carpet, but it might just happen more than a few times in the coming months with the glamorous ensembles on display here. From Josephine Baker-esque open back gowns to a chic expertly-tailored suit, the brand’s fans including June Ambrose, Rita Ora, Melanie B, and others should definitely try these designs on for size.

What do you think?


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35 Responses to “Show Review: DSquared2 Pre-Fall 2013”

  1. * sings McDonalds jingle* I’m lovin’ it!! Genius styling by the nod to the Harlem Renaissance era

  2. Porscha says:


  3. Steph says:

    beautiful. the pieces are gorgeous and i love the styling.

  4. SAW says:

    The model is BEAUTIFUL!!!! The clothes are awesome love it all

  5. Undrea says:

    Love itttt!!

  6. Cyndi says:

    Yes! Classy and sexy without being trashy. I’m so tired of the video vixen “fashion” trend. Hopefully this style will catch on.

  7. Bhud says:

    Speaking of video vixen, I like that ms. tookes, while gorgeous, doesn’t scream ‘model’ with a capital m. she almost looks like lola monroe.

  8. andie says:

    I’m in LOVE!!! The model, the styling, the clothes are all 10s!!! I pray I can work on a shoot this fab!

  9. Ice says:

    Stop trying to make Rita ora happen ughhhh

  10. Roxie says:

    Now this right here is PERFECTION!

  11. Style says:

    What a hot photo shoot. Great looks.

  12. Izhause says:

    Wow! Now That’s one Beautiful Model! Those clothes are fabulous and she makes that collection Sing!!!!!

  13. Dee Dee says:

    Now this is right up my alley. I usually don’t pay that much attention to prefall collections but as of late they have been heaven!

  14. *died* I just love everything! Classic, comfortable and everything in between!

  15. Grace says:

    YES. The clothes, styling, and that model are E-V-E-R-YTHING.

  16. april says:

    now this is what I consider sexy and still fully clothed. i loooooooooooove every singe picture! absolutely gorgeous!

  17. La says:

    The Gowns are amazing

  18. VanityStyles says:

    I love it! Just my style. Also like Cyndi, I’m tired of the video vixen fashion trend. It’s starting to look like stripper gear.

  19. Ruth says:

    The clothes are amazing, better still, I think I’ve found my wedding dress!!

  20. c.r.e.a.m says:


  21. tisha says:


  22. mamareese says:

    Love the looks….but uh did a free pair of socks come with every set of shoes….sheesh….

  23. Jei says:

    Love it!!!

  24. mi manning says:


  25. FashionOne says:

    This collection is classic & stylish…I love it!

  26. Dom says:

    I want it all for my body!

  27. HarlemsVanity says:

    I’ve always had a genuine love affair with DSquared wish I could afford a few of these looks like today.

  28. Ver says:

    I actually like this collection. And I hardly do because I feel succesful designers sometimes tend to think: They’ll buy it anyway, so what will we be making these poor(as in sad for them to have to walk in the outrageous outfits) people walk in now….”

  29. Natasha says:

    Not a fan of short pants but like the socks on socks look with the open-toe shoes and midi pencil skirts.

  30. nike says:

    Jasmine Tookes better WERK!! I love it all!

  31. Loving it all!!! Nicely Done DSquared!!!

    7eventh Letter

  32. AlliHam says:

    I love it!!

  33. AfrikaJay says:

    UHHHHH-MAZING!! I’m a fan of DSquared anyway. But they exceeded my expectations. Simply gorgeous.

  34. Katherine says:

    oh my gosh oh my gosh. This just made me yearn for the fall. Beautiful girl. Beautiful clothes.

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