Wednesday, 2 March 2011

opposites attract at Dries Van Noten

On the second day of Paris Fashion Week, the belgian brilliance; Dries Van Noten, has wonderfully antagonised with show of avant garde practicality

The designer began by interbreeding twisting, kaleidoscope patterned tweeds of monochromatic stability in an awkwardly geometric silhouette. Tailored biker jacketed suits and angular silk shift dresses moved in the direction of luxe day-wear with an edgy evening adaptability feeding on snakeskin heels and rabbit fur cuffing. However, the collection soon graduated, flowing with the Dries Van Noten signature calm yet jagged composure. 

Combining ingredients of Ziggy Stardust with a spoonful of Ballet Russes, the collection saw conventional fabrics bend and branch to constantly generate a new form. A crooked mix and match ethos poured from head to toe, as a poly-amorous relationship of five or six polarising prints married on a patchwork quilt of texture.

“It’s a very freeing approach of combining a lot of elements and putting materials just casually together,” It pains me to understand how magic can endlessly cascade from such  a reposed boheme posture. Workaholics take note while Van Noten takes a nap.

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