May 13, 2012

Dries van Noten is Moving Fashion His Way for Spring 2012

With a new collection for Spring 2012, Dries Van Noten delivered with color, prints and shapes done in ways that are unexpected and with class that gets one thinking how clever and talented he is. Silhouettes and construction seem to be reflected by the Fifties and Sixties and had a bit of couture feel to them giving some luxury to the story.

Dries Van Noten was drawn to the architectural shapes of Spanish and Italian couture of the period.The day before the show he said, "It is always about the elegance and the beauty."  He took some ideas from 17th century etchings, the jungle, the nighttime cityscapes (London, New York, Beirut, Las Vegas) of photographer James Reeve - combining them in many ways in single pieces. There were peplums on pants and embroideries on toreador jackets. Splashes of hot color were present  - fuchsia, bright green and yellow, in a collection that was pretty calm. What a great demonstration of how his mixes prints well creating some abstract elements yet keeping some looks classy.
These nice touches and the wonderful combination of these prints, colors, and shapes is what makes Dries Van Noten a true master in what he loves to do making him a designer who "moves fashion in his own way."

Dries Van Noten

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