fall prêt-à-porter, paris: dries van noten
by Jeremy Danté
always a standout during show season, the dries van noten label takes things we know & recreates them in ways we wouldn’t have thought possible. this season, warm tones are seen with a wide range of stringed prints as layering takes the main stage for the collections runway. textured coats, fur lined & stylish as fuck- the collection covers all necessary fashion bases needed for the winter & fall season. shades & leather bags adorned the arms & faces of the models while liquified prints were seen on the collections coats. wide legged trousers & ankle boots were seen added to a range of the collections looks as geometric, printed colored blocking was seen & i loved the collections set of statement coats most. spectacular use of print with slight inflections of metallic were seen throughout, allowing trends to be represented but through different interpretation. a strong collection of organized chaos & design innovation. classical in areas needed & modern where desired. the van noten label presented style with their own creative signature. well produced vision & cohesive, even amidst a mixture of styles.