Cargo pants encrusted with jewel appliqués, a baby doll sweet pink nightgown dress for a late spring night, basketball tops as mini dresses. Betty Boop makes an appearance as patchwork on her denim and jeweled fringes swing from the back of a tuxedo jacket or the bottom of a denim miniskirt. She’s game to wear it all, setting herself apart from the other girls from the suburbs. The Dsquared2 Women’s Pre- Spring Summer 2024 collection is created through her wardrobe, tweaking the brand’s DNA of sportswear, denim, after hours wear. Flashy, with sex appeal, these pieces are made to be looked at.
College jackets with striped ribbed waistbands and cropped tweed jackets are thrown over tight tanks printed with ‘Dsquared2 Pizzeria' or a top created from lace in the form of a heart and low waist jeans with buckled belts. Her obsession with fast and dangerous sports inspires her patch appliquéd racer jeans and jackets with logo taping down the sleeves, boxing style black skirt and top, and basketball t-shirts worn as dresses. Denim reigns in this collection, it comes in a sweatpants-jeans hybrid, soft black jeans printed with a white graffiti word pattern that looks as if it were painted on, and scenes of the iconic comic character Betty Boop printed on fine cotton fabric and patched on top.
And just like that her wardrobe switches to girl from the hood wear: baggy pants and ribbed knit tops, a tartan mini skirt, graffiti printed leggings with a tweed mini skirt on top, worn with gilded gold lace-up platforms, transparent mules, pointed toe pumps with a gothic Dsquared2 logo. Bags come rafted in the form of a hand-held hearts, or silk pouches with crystal baguette cages, or quilted in candy pink, black or beige leather with the D2 logo, in belt and shoulder shapes, one micro sized to fit just the absolute essentials: a lip gloss and a lighter.