Fashion designers and twin brothers Dean and Dan Caten have become staples of the fashion industry since 1983, when they moved to New York from their hometown of Willowdale, Ontario to study at the Parsons School for Design. After launching their first women’s wear line in 1986, they moved to Italy in 1991, where they worked with several fashion lines, notably with Gianni Versace. They later launched their own distinctive series of men’s fashion shows, known for their theatrics and elaborate production.
The brothers have since launched their own fashion line, DSquared2, which fuses together Italian and British aesthetics with their brand of Canadian sensibility. It first opened in Milan, and currently has branches in several locations across the world. They have also attained celebrity status of sorts after they were tasked to design all the outfits for Madonna’s 2002 Drowned World Tour. Since then, their designs have made it on the backs of Hollywood celebrities and music personalities. They were also tasked to design uniforms for football team Juventus, in 2006.
Their designs have led to several awards, including the La Kore—considered the Oscars of the Italian fashion world—for Most Original Designers, and most recently, a spot in the Canadian Walk of Fame. They will be hosts of a new Bravo series, Launch My Line.