Of all the fashion designers out there, Dean & Dan Caten never seem to lose touch with their sense of playfulness. Last year they gave us the Dsquared² skeleton-heeled shoes. For their 2011 Fall RTW line, Dsquared² has created ‘Ice Skate’ boots.
Oh my! What will these darling boys come up with next?
By the way, I loved this entire runway collection:
With separates all jumbled together, it could easily have been a sloppy disaster. Instead, it had that wonderful ‘fashion has no rules’ quality that is remarkable when it happens simply because it is so rarely done this well. So, I really love it when it does manage to occur. After all, it takes a lot of skill and effort to create outfit combinations that look this casual and effortless while still feeling polished and luxurious. Bravo.
Plus, there are more coats and jackets here that I am in love with than I have seen in any fashion show in a very long time. Sigh, so many pretties; sadly, they are decidedly out of my budget-zone.
Back to the shoes. They have been dubbed the ‘Skate Moss‘ and are currently available via Luisa via Roma and are also expected to be available for sale shortly via Zappos Couture.
I don’t have a clue where anybody would wear these, or with what type of outfit. Given the ‘weird-west meets modern-grunge meets luxe’ look of the original runway, I can only guess that ‘anything goes’ is the point with these babies.
As for my own personal love/hate meter? I am still making up my mind on this unusual platform silhouette and will reserve final judgement until my brain gets settled on it’s reaction to these.
As an art piece, I am loving them all the way. As a closet go-to ? … Probably not so much.
On a parting note, I ran into the pre-order page for these Dsquared² ‘Kate Moss’ skate-shoes right after spending an hour at Anastasia Radevich‘s website to ogle her ice-skates meet kinetic sculpture heels and other display-worthy designs:
Serendipity, or coincidence?