Monday, January 30, 2006

Dries Van Noten, Fall 2006

I love to see a designer stretch, try something new. Dries Van Noten has become a master at ethnic references, and colorful cultural mixes in his collections. This season he showed a very subdued and tonal collection but with the same brilliant results. I know this seems contradictory from my usual call for menswear designers to be more daring with color, print and pattern but since Dries Van Noten has done just about everything possible in those areas somber was one of the only directions left to go.

The shoes are great, the band collar shirt seems new when mixed with the tiny suit, the outerwear is particularly strong, I think this is the first time I’ve seen denim on his runway, and again more great double-breasted suits.


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  1. Anonymous

    January 31, 2006 at 8:06 am

    What’s with all of the too small suits? Style, oh boy…

  2. The Sartorialist

    January 31, 2006 at 8:20 am

    Almost every major designer has done a tiny suit this season. When the season wraps up I will have to done a tiny, tiny suit review,

    I think the last shot is a shirt but the white is really blown-out in these photos.

  3. Anonymous

    February 1, 2006 at 2:11 am

    The button stance is too low on the two dbl breasted ones. I don’t mind the smallness.

  4. Our Money Staff

    February 1, 2006 at 7:53 pm

    I’m sorry but which ethnic mixes would he be stalking for meaning. If we are all ethnic, and depending on where you are and under who’s vision or glare you are we are all ethnic, or once were, or forgot we were, or wish we were not, or, plot your own idea.

  5. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    What's with the endless sans socks look everywhere? With a suit? Really hard to stay understated on such "entorses" to common sense ..My grandma wouldn't open the door for those gents if they were salesmen…

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