The first days of Paris fashion week show that this season, the designers or choose to do commercial clothes, or lean on their well-known brand codes. Dries van Noten belongs to the latter, with his classically Dries-y collection. Backstage, he talked of ‘spontainety’ – about wearing the clothes nonchalantly, not caring much, feeling comfortable at the moment. Most unmatching colours and prints are clashed gracefully, while faux-fur inserts brings joyful dynamism to black knee-lenght dresses. The ‘peasant’ blouse looks like your next season’s day-to-day favourite. The outerwear is remarkable (as usual!). And I guarantee you that you won’t find better prints this season. In other words, it’s a very fine Dries Van Noten collection.
Collage by Edward Kanarecki.