4 March 2015
Dries van Noten
Hôtel de Ville in Paris
A cappella vocals of different singers, among others Björk, Beyoncé and Jane Birkin
white, ivory, beige, tan, goldenrod, misty rose, salmon, Indian red, firebrick, dark red, violet, fuchsia, blue violet, khaki, teal, powder blue, navy, rosy brown, saddle brown, slate grey, black, silver, gold
floral, Asian dragon embroidery, ethnic, camouflage, milles fleurs
brocade, silk, cotton chino, rib knit, wool, velvet, sheepskin, fur, (XL-) sequins
Inside-out trench coat, apron skirt, cargo pants, turtleneck, fur pullover
Flower-necklace, cord necklace, long gloves, minibag, canvas bag, XL-clutch, strappy sandals, booties
When you think of Dries van Noten, ‘Deluxe Bohemia’ crosses your mind immediately. An eclectic mix of Orientalism, ethnic influences and urban elegance is his subject, and the radiant variations of this theme hit the mark every time. For Fall the Belgian designer proposed ‘Grounded Glamour’ via the conjunction of differing contrasts like opulence and simplicity, palatial and street style, tradition and avant-garde.
Brocade, gilding and embroideries coexisted with casual canvas and baggy pants. Rich bouquets of cloth flowers and feathers adorned combat dresses and fuzzy sheepskin. Dries van Noten created the picture of a grande dame, ready to conquer the world – even outside the well sheltered beautiful box of hers.