If Spring 2011 is all about layers and combinations of bright colors, then Fall 2011 is shaping up to be all about layers and combinations of strong textures. Python, velvet, fur, tweed, wool, sequins, leather – the more materials you can pile on to an outfit, the better, and Dries Van Noten...

Today, used as the location for the Dries Van Noten Fall Winter show, the impressiveness of the salon was matched by their incredible collection. Full of mix matched prints in flowing silks, beaded embroidery, stately coats, Dries hit the nail on the head. Lush pieces composed with soft and...

Dries Van Noten Fall 2011 | Paris Fashion Week Dries Van Noten's print filled fall 2011 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...

Psychedelic Elegance–A keynote of any Dries Van Noten collection, prints really spoke great volumes this season. Taking Oscar Wilde's dandy and lending him an attitude befitting of music artist Frank Zappa, the season was Van Noten's canvas. Keeping fall's inspirations on a tight leash, the...

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...

It seems baffling that Dries Van Noten is celebrating his 100th show. He consistently evolves his unique vision every season, to the point where the past lives symbiotically with the present, and we are lost in the dizzying mélange. His references take on a plethora of past present, pop and...

Van Noten had the Arts and Crafts movement on his mind, and took it as a springboard to launch into historical Flemish tapestries, deconstruction of form, and textures and techniques more in line with fine-art subjects than fashion trends. The intelligent, inquisitive approach paid...

Dries Van Noten's invitation sported a real lipstick-kiss imprint, and the show opened to the strains of Elvis Presley's Love Me Tender. While it hasn't been difficult to catch Van Noten's love-bug of late, things are never that simple. So while Marilyn Monroe was the obvious inspiration this...

Belgian designer Dries Van Noten launched his Fall/Winter 2013 collection in Paris this week. Perhaps in direct opposition to various high-fashion designers, Van Noten highlights comfortable materials and fits for this current collection. Paisley and other rich patterns have been applied to...

The anticipation before a Dries Van Noten men's show is becoming legendary, as he consistently surprises and reinvents his man every season. Spring was an exercise in sexuality and romanticism, while this season he explored men's quintessential dress codes. Backstage he described the...

 

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