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DSquared2 Sets Up a Psych Ward for Fashion Victims for Fall 2014 (Runway Review)

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The Scene: You can always expect theatrics at a Dan and Dean Caten show and this season didn't disappoint with the duo setting up a psych ward for fashion victims (no comment on where someone who would wear one of the season's Pharrell-esque hats would land).

The Inspiration: The 60s.

The Look: A few kooky hats, overly embellished sunglasses, hospital-themed accessories (ahem, sparkly neck braces) as well as snakeskin dresses and separates. Jackets aside, this season’s collection was one of the design duo’s most wearable to date. Heavily 60s-inspired, there were mod-ish six button jackets, feathered cape coats, miniskirt suits, fur-accented and colorblocked shifts along with leopard separates in the mix, though it will undoubtedly be the padded cuffs and bejeweled neck braces that will end up being the most memorable.

The Accessories: Structured mini top handle handbags, padded cuffs, ankle bracelets, embellished neck braces and strappy sandals with locks.

The Beauty: A mix of old Hollywood updos and carefree, center-parted hair worn down. Models had a brown smoky eye.

The Takeaway: With a good amount of wearable shifts, covetable leopard pieces and quirky shoes, DSquared2 showed enough pieces to keep their clients out of any fashion psych wards, as long as those neck braces don't make it to retail.

All images: IMAXtree

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