Dean and Dan Caten
We chat up the twin design duo behind DSquared2 before the Art Basel madness ensues.
Ah, Art Basel. You bring with yourself the art elite and now, fashion’s shiniest stars. In town for an exclusive cocktail event at The Webster, the identical twin designers behind the innovated DSQUARED2 label, Dean and Dan Caten, will be hosting an exclusive cocktail event on December 2. We chat up London-based Dan before the Basel madness ensues.
This isn’t your first time Baseling here in Miami. What are you most excited about this go-around? We’ve been to Art Basel several times before as for us this is the most fun time to visit Miami. We’ve experienced Art Basel when it solely focused on art, however now it’s remarkable to perceive how this art fair has emerged in the last decade as an irresistible phenomenon — increasing the points of exchange between luxury, art and fashion. We are also very excited for our dinner at The Webster with VMAN Magazine.
What is new with DSQUARED2? Right now, we’re focusing on broadening our retail business in America; we want to show consumers the full lifestyle not just bits and pieces of the brand.
For those unfamiliar with DSQUARED2, how would you best describe the label? Accidentally chic. DSQUARED2 is bold, edgy and sophisticated fashion that is innovative and ultimately wearable — clothes that make you feel sexy, vibrant and independent. Our lines, complete with unique detailing and a relentless attention to detail, combine our Canadian style with a huge injection of Italian flair.
The two of you are identical twin brothers — what's that dynamic like? It’s very orchestrated, it flows like music, and we are so in tune with each other. Our energies perfectly complement and inspire each other.
What do you adore most about Miami? The sun. It’s fun and charming, we also run into a lot of people from New York, which is nice. We love Miami and how it’s ever changing. Right now we feel a revival in Miami like the Versace days.
Where do you shop when in the Magic City? We don’t really shop as we make our own clothes, but if we did it would be at The Webster.
Are you embarking on any art acquisitions while here? We don’t have anything planned but if we see something calling us with significant impact then maybe.
Guilty pleasure: Ice cream
Closet staple: Denim
I get most annoyed when: My brother makes me mad
Scent: Dsquared2 Potion
Photographer: Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott
I am happiest when: The sun is shining
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