Dwyane Wade of the Chicago Bulls is not only known for his basketball stardom, but also his red carpet and street style off the court. A devoted Dsquared2 fan, he even wore a Dsquared2 custom-designed tuxedo to his wedding in Miami, and now lends his stand out fashion instinct for a debut collaboration: introducing the Dwyane Wade for Dsquared2 collection.
Wade collaborated with friends Dean and Dan Caten to create a nine-piece line-up that encapsulates his easy-going charm while also including the signature style, attitude and fit of Dsquared2. The Dwyane Wade for Dsquared2 collection will be sold exclusively at select Saks Fifth Avenue locations and saks.com, in spring 2017. A follow-up capsule collection will preview later this year.
“After having known Dean and Dan for many years, with their innovative designs influencing my style choices, I am thrilled to partner with Dsquared2 on a collection for Saks Fifth Avenue that expresses our shared vision of fashion as a means of creative expression. Dean and Dan push boundaries and redefine fashion. I have incredible respect for what they do. Collaborating with two of the world’s most creative visionaries is a dream come true and we are creating a high fashion collection that embodies fit, style and bold elegance. Each design reflects my personal taste and lifestyle, but is also geared towards the everyday man with an elevated fashion sense,” said Dwyane Wade.
“The collection is the perfect union of Dwyane’s instinct for fashion and Dsquared2 signatures. Working together with him on this capsule for Saks is the essence of our friendship and creative coming together. Dwyane is known for the way he puts together a casual look with tailored pieces, and the collection we have created together reflects that modern style and spirit,” Dean and Dan Caten.
The collection has both day and evening looks. Wool casual jogging pants encompass a luxury sportswear sensibility, and are paired with a streetwear-style poplin long-sleeved T-shirt with an oversized “3” on the front – a reference to Dwyane Wade’s jersey number. A biker jacket is constructed in a classic Dsquared2 material mash-up of supple leather with a denim front closure detail.
Another casual look is created with complementing Dsquared2 and Dwyane Wade style. A technical nylon bomber is worn over a soft denim shirt, featuring a patch-washed number “3” at the front and a black “Wade” print on the reverse. The white “Cool Guy” narrow fit jean in three-dimensional wash reveals a geometric Dwyane Wade designed printed symbol on the back of the pocket.
Striking details define the tuxedo, featuring a camouflage lurex jacquard jacket with a contrast peak lapel black satin collar, stretch wool slim fit pants, and a poplin spread collar shirt that shimmers with subtle crystal accents.
“We are thrilled to partner with Dsquared2 and Dwyane Wade on a capsule collection available exclusively at Saks. We love Dean and Dan’s signature bold style infused with Dwyane’s creative vision,” stated Eric Jennings, Vice President, Fashion Director, Saks Fifth Avenue.