The fighters of Dsquared2’s Spring Summer 2020 collection are pacifists of pop culture, in a wardrobe inspired by when kung fu met Hollywood action films in American and Hong Kong cinema from the 70s.
Looks draw on the colour and energy of the time—the neon lights of Hong Kong, giant floral and embellished tiger prints, boxer styled robes, jackets and shorts. An American 50s ‘southern sun-belt’ silhouette is woven through high waisted cropped pants that show the tops of printed satin boxers, tucked-in short sleeve buttoned shirts with notch collars and bomber jackets.
Pants and prints define the collection. The trousers come in three shapes all with high waists, the ‘Brad’, a straight leg, flat front cropped style and ‘Fight’ with a double front pleat. These are constructed in cotton canvas, one design reveals a crystal embroidered tiger on the leg, others in soft leather or clean, dark blue denim. Another women’s style combines the high waist with a full leg that sits higher on the calf.