Dsquared2 was founded in 1996. Dean and Dan Caten, twin brothers from Toronto started their path in fashion in 1984 at the Parson's School of Design in New York City. Eight years later the duo moved to Italy with their sights set on creating their brand. In 1995 the designers presented their first men's collection under the label Dsquared2. The presentation marked the debut of Dsquared2's runway show extravaganzas, which captured the attention of journalists and buyers from around the world.
Dsquared2's philosophy is an edgy mix of Canadian iconography, refined Italian tailoring and playful sensuality. The Dsquared2 collections are produced in Italy, giving rise to the brand's motto of "Born in Canada, Living in London, Made in Italy".