editorialesque » das dries prinzip by german gq style
by Jeremy Danté
dries van noten has a disctinct style that has emerged with innovation & classical style references oozing from it’s veins. shot by bruno staub, luka badnjar of succcess models paris appears for this german GQ style spread that focuses & highlights the latest pieces of the van noten label. styled by klaus stockhausen & groomed by maria martinez- the images & pieces speak largely to my attraction of fashion, a clear & precise contrast is seen & felt. titled, das dries prinzip, which translates to the dries principle; i love the fusion of classical lines & modern concepts. sleek tailoring is seen with use of denim as bleach stains yank the clothes right out of the classical or minimal design catagory. even in the way of grooming that is seen- it’s still a reiteration of the contrast which is seen in the clothes; while perfectly cut, cleanly placed & held by product that slight flick of hair that removes the grooming from obvious clean is both noticed & appreciated. one aspect of editorial im always looking for is thought. the thought of, where did this designer get this idea? or the thought of, how best can we interpret a designers vision so that our readers understand the artistic undertones that are muted but still clearly defined. the van noten label continues to create it’s own lane, free of trend constraints, rather creating an independent entity of style & innovation, combining refinement & rebellion, simultaneously. great combination of textiles & well executed creative elements throughout.