While interviewing the two designers after the show, I asked them how two Canadian twins can have made their way into the Italian fashion scene (Italians are pretty nationalistic as everybody knows) and the designers answered in unison: “Born in Canada, made in Italy”. That is not really an answer to the question asked, but the quote came in handy I guess. Unfortunately this did´nt do it for me. It was just a desperate move to try and justify a brand that should not be showing at Milan Fashion Week. The collection did not seem genuine and well made, but rather a bit out of fashion. Why all the drama with evening gowns that was impossible to move in? They look like they might as well been made in 1997 (same year as Titanic was released, yes). But speaking of past episodes, the 1940s theme that permeated the collection and the runway show, was captivating. The superabundance of supermodels buried beneath jewellry and props made it theatralic and very entertaining. And I don´t want to complain about the tailored pieces as I am loving the idea of woman swapping clothes with a man. So who cares if Dean & Dan can´t do fashion that well? They sure as hell know how to put on a show.
Photos courtesy of Style.com
By Simone Brenemark Molvidson