Milan Fashion Week SS16: DSquared2

Beach babe

Milan Fashion Week SS16: DSquared2
Designers Dan and Dean Caten return to the beach for a neon bright spring/summer 2016 collection

The inspiration: Dan and Dean Caten's spring/summer 2016 collection was a kaleidoscopic return to the beach (more specifically, the American West Coast) as marked by neon brights, graphic mirrored prints and body-con dresses.

Model mayhem: Caroline Trentini sported a black cutout swimsuit harnessed with bright climbing rope reimagined as body jewellery (look 4); Alessandra Ambrosio strutted out in a multi-coloured bandage dress with a pleated chiffon maxi billowing from her waist (look 9); and raven-haired Jamie Bochert paraded a double-zip tube dress in vivid coral print finished with a choker in the style of a floral Hawaiian lei (look 29).  

Something you might have missed: The skin-tight tattoo bodysuits layered under black and cream leather bandage dresses as a nod to, and continuation from, the men's SS16 collection.   

Favourite look: In a show replete with eye-catching ensembles, it was hard to single-out a favourite, but Trentini's closing look was a creative melange of the collection's best elements — bejewelled bikini top layered under a blue sequined halter-neck top matched with a dramatic green maxi skirt and, for an extra touch of insouciance, a canary yellow fur jacket worn casually off the shoulders.

Buro loves: The layering of cutout maillots in different styles and contrast colours. I know what you're thinking: What about the tan lines? #ThatsFashion 

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below.

For all our Milan Fashion Week SS16 coverage, click here

Text: Norman Tan

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