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DSquared2 loves mud, salute summer rock festival with high-heeled knee-high rain boots
MILAN (AP) ' DSquared2 salutes the summer rock festival ' even, or perhaps especially, the muddy ones.
Woodstock may have been the first and certainly most famous rock concert-turned-mud bath. More than four decades on, designing twins Dean and Dan Caten have imagined a concert tour from London to Glastonbury, where rain certainly may be in the forecast.
So they have created high-heel rain boots for the chic rock concert go-er as part of their womenswear collection for next spring and summer previewed Monday, the final day of Milan Fashion Week.
From there, just about anything goes in this easy to read and easy to wear line.
DSquared2 included elements that have permeated this round of Milan previews, notably fringe, bare backs, one-shoulder dresses and long skirts. But the collection was much more casual and youthful than most of what has been shown over the past six days.
Colors were lively, yellow, orange and green. The twins fashioned shirts emblazoned with the stars-and-stripes that draped casually over the models, added denim short shorts ' sometimes with pom-pom fringe ' studded belts and leather vests. Fur wraps ' one a fox ' added a touch of glam.
Long skirts with leg-baring slits were colorful, bright green, or blocks of yellow, magenta and green. Fringe turned up on leather jackets, and in one case on a black mini dress with super long fringy sleeves.
Flannel shirts and scarves were tied around the waist, on hand for evening layering when temperatures cool. What else for accessories but concert wristbands, backstage passes, headbands, brightly colored mirrored sunglasses even with a yellow rain slicker ' and a bottle of beer.
The show took place against a stadium background ' which later was turned into a mud pit for barechested male models ' as songs from Lady Gaga and Lenny Kravitz reverberated.