Dries Van Noten Fall 2014–Belgian designer Dries Van Noten brought a forties twist to his fall-winter 2014 collection presented during the second day of Paris Fashion Week. The ladylike silhouette of autumn featured a slightly roomy fit with below-the-knee skirts flared at the bottom as well as feminine blouses with sleeves that cut off at the elbows. Embellishment is key to the new season. Whether in the form of sparkling sequins or fur trimmings or even oversized flower corsages adorning tops–the Van Noten woman brings an opulence to her daytime glamour. The models’ hair and makeup is also suitably retro with matching side-swept and wavy bobs as well as barely there makeup.
Van Noten’s Gold Season – Dries van Noten delivered his trademark romanticism with an opulent refinement for his spring 2014 collection shown during the second day of Paris Fashion Week. The Belgian designer presented dreamy floral prints and relaxed silhouettes featuring a strong theme of gold ranging from metallic vests to more subtle accents like gold pleats. Skirts decorated with ruffles add some volume to the spring season as well as large floral-shaped ornaments in ruched silk and gold plissé. Accessories for the new season include retro, circular-shaped frames and embroidered bags with tribal details.
Plaid Pose – Dutch beauty Josefien Rodermans graces the February cover of Elle Netherlands, wearing a plaid look from Dries Van Noten’s spring 2013 collection and a Rolex watch. Photographed by Wendelien Daan and styled by Thomas Vermeer, Josefien evokes a casual grace.
Dries’ Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Dries Van Noten embraced an Asian inspired outing with lush coats, tailored suiting and patterned jackets influenced by designs in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The Van Noten woman takes her trip to the East with streamlined silhouettes and dragon or floral prints matched with fur adorned parkas. The Belgian designer’s distinct menswear influence loosened at times, providing delicate dresses and skirts in kaleidoscopic hues of citrus orange, turquoise, jade and ivory. Despite using a well-established theme, Van Noten brought something fresh and distinctly modern to the upcoming autumn.
Van Noten’s New Landscapes – For spring 2012, Dries van Noten was inspired by photographs of natural and city landscapes for his collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. The result was a parade of classic couture inspired silhouettes with intriguing prints of city lights and botanical gardens in a muted palette with pops of colors found in nature. Focusing on proportion, the van Noten woman is elegantly chic for the new season in dramatic ruffles and pleats paired with sculpted tops.
Dries Van Noten’s signature print work was out in full swing for the Belgian designer’s fall 2011 presentation. Eye-catching prints, wide legged trousers and color blocking all made appearances on the runway. Embracing rich color and lush textures, Van Noten’s latest showing combined prints in a myriad of ways without loosing an air of relaxed sophistication.