A time period in history that has always interested me is that of the Vikings. The entirety of their world seemed very brash and wild, likely due to the blatant “every man for himself” lifestyle they had to live. According to Norwegian lore, the Vikings wore some very fascinating garb as well. Which got me thinking, if Vikings were given a modern day high fashion makeover, what would they wear? Well, I feel that answer can be found within the fall 2016 ready-to-wear collection of Canadian identical twin designers of Dsquared².
The design styles of Dsquared² have never ceased to capture my attention as their pieces are very elegant, ostentatious and works at a level that only true masters of their craft could obtain. The fall 2016 collection is no exception. This line features highly embellished pieces in neutral tones such as greens, maroons and black with structured silhouettes and layers. Let’s not forget a lot of fur. My favorite ensemble in particular is this one.
I’ll admit, it was hard to translate the trends in this collection into my own look, as my wardrobe is not nearly as exuberant. I personally do not agree with using real fur or leather simply for fashion. Nevertheless, I like a challenge and this collection so much that I had to try. Now, this is a ready-to-wear line, meaning one is able to essentially pick a piece right off the model and wear it as is. However, it may still not be the most wearable line for the average college student (unfortunately). So, instead I went for a much more toned down approach. I chose to pair a beige bomber jacket with an olive green top. Then I tried to mimic the silhouette of the pants in this collection by wearing some slouchy black joggers that are loose through the thigh and then taper in like leggings. To finish the look off, I threw on some block-heeled sandals and tons of rings to copy the embellished vibe.