Squaring up to winter

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 29 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 29 October, 2008, 12:00am

DSquared2's autumn/winter 2008 collection for men incorporates sporty elements inspired by classic ski apparel. Mixing pieces such as puffer jackets and chunky knits with urban items such as dark trousers and skinny jeans, the collection relies on a colour palette of black and red with splashes of tartan print.

For their women's collection, the Caten twins sent models down the catwalk in fitted knee-length skirts and tailored suits crafted from plush fabrics such as cashmere and tartan juxtaposed with fluttery chiffon blouses. Beneath the rather severe exteriors, pieces such as satin bustiers and silk lingerie peeks out for a provocative touch.