Purple Fashion — Dries Van Noten

[September 28 2018] : Fashion

Dries van Noten S/S 2019 show at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
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Dries van Noten S/S 2019 show at Palais de Tokyo, Paris

During an Indian summer afternoon in Paris that carried a fresh, crisp undercurrent, Dries Van Noten presented his summer 2019 collection in a splash of natural light under the grand canopy of Palais de Tokyo.

Optic white silhouettes of ladybirds with real feather hairdos revealed a gangling waist heighten by a squarish padded shoulder—yet the whole hangs together with relaxed looseness. Diagonal graphic stripes and photographic patterns and rays of bright neon colors completed a tableau which carried a minimal approach to formal design with a play of structured drapes and cuts. There is also a palpable tension with the use of materials that combine foregrounded compositions of plastic and paper, silk with hand-made pieces of... Read More

Text Dorothée Perret and photo Janna Tatarova

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