Identical twins, Dean and Dan Caten, from Ontario Canada, first launched their fashion line, DSquared2, in 1994 with a men’s ready to wear collection.
The brothers moved to New York in 1993 and in 1995 they launched their women’s wear collection.
Dean and Dan have been honored with number of fashion awards. In 2006 they were awarded the Golden Needle Award, which was previously awarded to Versace and Tom Ford and in 2003 they received the GQ Men of the year Breakout Design award. In 2009 a ceremony was held in Toronto to award them with a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame.
The DSquared2 range includes men’s and women’s fragrances, cosmetics and footwear. They have said that they design for those who want to feel different and a little bit out of the box.
The Caten brothers host their own radio program called Dean and Dan on Air: Style in Stereo on Sirius XM.