At Dsquared2, twin designers Dean and Dan Caten are on a full fashion lockdown next season. Their fall/winter 2014 show turned a gimlet eye on prison garb and transformed some of the world's most detested garments into desirable sartorial options.
Orange is the new black as the duo produced quilted jackets zipped into black blazers, boxy tops with the words "Caten Penitentiary" on the back and zip front vests all in the unmistakable tangy shade. Lean wool coats with gold metal buttons reference guard uniforms and straight jackets cut from distressed denim were other fun corrections faculty fair. Even a man's black tuxedo reworked into a cell block jumpsuit looked subversively cool.
There was nothing criminal about the clothes in this show. All the the outfits from a jean jacket that finished off in a navy double breasted blazer to the tapered, above the ankle, trousers would have no problem getting parole and becoming productive pieces in urban society.
The point is any man who decides to invest in outfits from this show will never be put away by the fashion police.