Dean and Dan Caten Organization founder
Dean and Dan Caten (born Dean and Dan Catenacci) Canadian creative fraternity design duo are identical twin brothers, fashion designers, founders and owners of the DSQUARED, an international fashion house. Twins are famous for churning out collection of punky-yet-tailored, quirky-yetpulled-together men’s- (and, since 2003, women’s-) wear that embody the spirit of bored-rock-star chic. Although the Catens have spent the past decade designing their line to be more real-life than ritz, it’s this very essence that had attracted fans such as Lenny Kravitz, Karl Lagerfeld, Justin Timberlake, Ricky Martin, Rihanna, Christina Aguilera, Fergie, Britney Spears and Madonna Dean and Dan Caten were born in 1964 as Dean and Dan Catenacci in Toronto, Ontario. And grew up in the Willowdale area. They are the youngest of nine children. Their parents were from Naples, Italy. In 1983, they moved to New York to study fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, but stayed only one semester before returning to Toronto. Finding a financial backer in 1986, they launched their first signature womenswear collection, DEanDAN.
DSQUARED2 is an international fashion house founded and owned by Dean and Dan Caten.