A Western collection? That’s old fashion territory, previously prospected by many before Dsquared2 aka Dean and Dan Caten today. In fact, haven’t they already gone West themselves? No matter: What this coed show did with total efficiency was freshly recast the genre through a double-D filter and deliver a prairie-full of fine product.

The Catens adeptly presented a series of crossover pieces for women and men – buffalo-check Western jackets, rhinestone-set shirting, lassoed pony knits, DD belt buckles, and kicky beaded pants and jeans – as well as gave each gender room to roam. The menswear featured many fine outerwear and denim combinations plus gussied-up rodeo gear: silk printed Western shirts, rhinestone jackets, and sequined sleeve inserts. The most striking looks intersected long-hemmed, semi-sheer white cotton shirting adapted from the womenswear between the much more conventionally masculine outerwear and pants.

Womenswear featured cowboy boot–detail, strapped, high-heeled sandals; layered beaded shirting over wickedly cut jodhpur combat pants; wide-skirted saloon queen gowns in cotton voile over sequined leggings and bodysuits; and even more broadly skirted gowns in layered patches of printed silk. Westworld meets Go West (and briefly narrated by John Waters’s Babs Johnson) this show was a fun, commercially faultless mosey.

This article first appeared on Vogue.com



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