Autumn-Winter 2012/13 – AW 2012 is all about the elongated man. Dsquared2 achieved this in a more casual style than other collections, staying true to its worn jeans and checked shirt roots. Skinny trousers and ties were a staple of the collection, but Dan and Dean gave us options, jeans, white cotton, silk and tweed. They brightened up the colours of the season, showing red and orange instead of mustard yellow and maroon. Set in a classroom it was clear this was a young collection mixed with very stylish students from all walks of life, and Pink Floyd’s “Brick in the wall” gave connotations of the “mod” rebel. With a mohair Nordic jumper here a military cap there, a head to toe grey track suit and an argyle denim shirt, this was a smart – casual collection with multifaceted chicness.