6 March 2010

What Do You See?

The Fall 2010 collection by brothers Dean and Dan Caten of DSquared opened with a veritable bang. The first look to come thundering down the catwalk was truly resplendent in its glam-meets-goth glory - all black with heavy metal highlights complete with spikes, chains, feathers, black nail polish, eyeliner and even some high heeled boots thrown in for good measure.

I smiled when I saw the look. However I smiled even further when I read the reception it received in the fashion media at large. Coverage focused on the obvious gothic glamour of the look and quite eloquently so. From a purely fashion perspective I suppose I see it is a Gareth Pugh meets Ann Demeulemeester vision. Yet at a more personal level, I see something quite different, something entirely missing from current mainstream coverage.

What I see is a visual reference which perhaps only a few would. However it is one impossible to deny...

"Mmm, JUICY!"

I was shocked when I saw the DSquared collection, because the first thing I saw was Ryuk. The character features as a Shinigami, a death god, in the manga turned anime turned live action series Death Note. I must admit that I imagined Ryuk as more of a Gareth Pugh wearer, but I suppose Dan and Dean would have it otherwise.

As far as the actual look goes? Love it. Would I wear it? Sure, provided the occasion was right. Either way, it would make for one heck of an amazing cosplay...

Currently playing: Symphonies - Dan Black



  1. dsquared?! really?! ...dsquared?! i wish they went a bit further with the make up though

  2. & I thought it was an Adam Lambert influence..oh, I love those movies..now if the simplicity of L could take effect..hahaaaa.

  3. AH you watched Death Note??...I loved that series.. Hee I was an "L" fan!!

    Hope you are having a great weekend.

  4. Hahaha this made me laugh :P They actually look a whole lot alike, which is hilarious because they probably didn't go for that :P

    I sure do hope you're doing all right, dear! It's been a while! :D


  5. hes so pretty haha


  6. WOW, you're right. I totally see it. And did you know, that model is the lead singer from Tokio Hotel? Bill Klautz from Germany. Quite an interesting connection DK!

    ~ nicole.

  7. Haha, exactly what I thought when I saw the first photo!!



  8. Oh you don't know how glad I am to hear from you :) I remember my blogger friends from way back when. And I miss them when I don't see them updating or commenting around. HUGS! :)


  9. OH MY GOD, that first picture of Ryuk scared the living daylight out of me when I was scrolling down! I actually physically jumped!

    I can definitley see the resemblence though



  10. Thanks a lot ! :)
    Oh wow, look at that. pretty awesome :P
    Hope you had an awesome weekend !

  11. I thought the same thing when I saw this shot!

  12. I heart Death Note and Ryuk makes an awesome muse. I always thought Light was very Margiela in his own peculiar way...


  13. hey thank you for the comment on london-dreamer. sorry its taken so long for me to get back to you. ive had a hectic couple of days.
    really loving your blog. this is a great collection, very scary though! lol.
    look forward to reading your future posts. hope you find the time to visit my site to! :)x

  14. i immediately thought it was the ambiguous lead singer from tokyo hotel? is it?
    i love it, velvet goldmine ;)