This collection was the most authentic interpretation of his brand's heritage so far, one that celebrated his signature prints “without nostalgia and with little artifice,” the designer said in his post-show release. [CONTINUE READING...]
Kristina. Malgosia. Hanne Gaby. Kirsten. Julia. Amber. Liya. Missy. Karmen. Nadja. The list seems infinite. The faces that have remained unscathed after 10 years in fashion return to the catwalk to celebrate an important anniversary, Dries Van Noten’s 100th show. Because the Belgian designer wanted his women, his muses, to come together for this milestone. A line-up of fashion dreams brought to life the DNA of the Anvers creative through a collection that distilled his essence. Innate elegance, style, chic. Worn by women of different ages in a surprise show which, like the designer himself, revealed itself slowly, without too much clamour. Substance. The world of Van Noten was renewed, starting with those prints - the that have always characterized his work - but reworked in a modern key. Geometrics, florals, sharp colours on soft dresses, comforting coats. Both masculine and feminine. Men’s suits, trousers under long dresses, trenches and oversize shapes. Fur on sleeves, adorning masculine coats, on stoles worn with transparent knits that were reduced to vests for the finale. Less primadonna, more feminine.
By Stefano Roncato - MFF Magazine for Fashion