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...

Van Noten worked the same approach to very different effect in a masterful series of dresses cut with intense yet visually discreet asymmetry. One dress had sleeves that fell from differently cut shoulders; others draped the torso in gracefully off-kilter mien, without ever turning tricky....

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...

typical Dries layering: simple tailoring with a surprise of fringe. a great play on pattern and how the models look so effortlessly dressed. the Dries van Noten version of a school scarf. I know you can find these in markets in London for $20, but his has nice colours... the cool way...

The effortless mixing and matching, with little respect for the rules of fabrication, has become a signature of Van Noten's. Chinese embroidery sat alongside couture feather flourishes, rich brocades brushed shoulders with iridescent sequins, and batiks hobnobbed with Bloomsbury prints in...

the home stretch! Bring on Miu Miu! There's no need to explain why Dries Van Noten's elegant, contemporary separates, innovative use of colour, and story-telling prints work so well, because it is blatantly obvious: his shows are full of clothes that women want to wear. I'm especially in...

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...

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 Van Noten took influence by designs in London's Victoria and Albert Museum to create his lush coats, tailored suiting and patterned jackets, . The Van Noten woman takes her trip to the East with streamlined silhouettes, and I really loved the austere military inspired parkas and jackets...

 

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