After so much time of forced isolation, the desire to meet up with friends is an obvious side-effect. Dean and Dan Caten, party animals longing for pre-pandemic freedom, imagined for resort their cool Dsquared2 posse gathering in after-party mode, chilling into the wee hours. “It’s a sort of an ‘I don’t care mood, whatever mood’ situation,” Dan said during a showroom appointment. “The headframe is definitely not being correct.”
As far as we know, being correct has never been a concern for the Catens, whose take on style is sassy, sexy, glittery, and glam. The pandemic hasn’t curbed their muscular flamboyance, yet resort has an artsy-crafty, grungy quality rather different from the ebullience of their typical collections. They seemed to revel in a sort of free-style, homemade mash-up, where spray-painted graffitis, doodles, scribbles, and tag-style camouflages were amalgamated and layered with vintage-y upholstery florals, spongy tweeds, tie-dye, crochet, flocked and scratched velvet, and bleached denim.