On the final day of men’s fashion week in Milan, night owls Dean and Dan Caten plunged the bleary-eyed fashion crowd into the Jazz Age with a set design straight out of “Cotton Club.” There was even a little strip show to wake up the senses.
Presented on models in high fedoras and bow ties, the show felt like “Groundhog Day” — retail friendly but repetitive. The twins paired slim, tailored coats in bright tones with destroyed drop-crotch jeans or cropped baggy pants in lightweight wools, folding in a few nice military pieces. The eveningwear section turned a bit cheesy. Cue the slim pants in foulard silks, T-shirts encrusted with feminine embroidery and shiny tuxedos with elongated, flaring pants à la Austin Powers.