DSquared2 features masculine tailoring for her

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A model wears a creation for DSquared2 women's Fall-Winter 2013-14 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)
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A model wears a creation for DSquared2 women's Fall-Winter 2013-14 collection, part of the Milan Fashion …

MILAN (AP) — Both the masculine and feminine sides of the DSquared2 label were shouting over each other for attention.

The collection for next winter, presented on the second day of Milan Fashion Week on Thursday, featured over-the-top masculine tailoring balanced with oversized jewels.

For daytime, the look was gangster chic, with loose-fitting men's double-breasted suits worn with nothing more than a dickey underneath and topped with exaggerated bowler hats — pink with purple ribbon. Pencil skirts paired with belted jackets, one with layered, architectural lapels.

But for nighttime, the mood was more speak easy slinky with silky dresses with an asymmetrical, trailing feather boa hemline or a fur stole — a favorite on Milan runways this season.

Designing twins Dean and Dan Caten showed at night for the first time in a while, giving up their closing day slot.

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