Oh, my. That first outfit has extraordinary, old-fashioned elegance. I love the slightly 30s feel. Dries’ shoes always a standout even if, as in recent years, I can’t walk very far in them. I hope he returns to a somewhat less high heel or at least gives us an option. T-straps my favourite.
Winter just got bright and sunny! I love this collection for several reasons but first and foremost; it’s fresh and fun for the coldest season of the year.
If someone had put these photos in front of me without telling me who the designer was I would probably guess Paul Smith! The take on the swirling print, the bold fresh colours, the florals, the silhouettes and shapes, the exotic skins on the accessories are all very Paul Smith but then again all those elements woven together are so typically Dries too. I loved the orchid/hibiscus flowers curling over the shoulders of the coats; itâ€™s the perfect new accessory thatâ€™s not an accessory. Dries Van Noten is always one of my favourite shows because in a way youâ€™re always expecting the mish-mash of prints, textures and elements but itâ€™s always a different story, a new blend.
another great show from DVN…I thought I detected a lot of his influence in the American shows this round. And no wonder: he’s a font of great ideas and an emotional attitude towards dressing that women ( and men, ’cause his menswear is spot on as well..) can relate to. Never silly, trendy or extreme; spirited and optimistic without being sentimental; worldly and fluid without being obviously lux. All this is DVN to me! His clothes look like they come from the experience of living and are waiting to be worn by someone ready to experience life…not only to have a picture taken.
I’ve said it before: Dries is my “desert island designer”, meaning, if I could choose only one designer to live in forever, it’d be him!