Tag "Dries Van Noten"


Absolutely in love with this editorial from the September issue of Costume Magazine. At the first glance it really seems like nothing special: blue jeans, a chunky sweater and camel coat. Didn’t we see this combo a thousand times before? The rolled-up cuffs and the leisurely over the shoulders thrown coat are not any different. And yet. I do love these three classic pieces and it seems to me that the picture above contains my idea of the perfect version of these exact items. The perfect shade of blue and the perfect wash. The perfect shade of cream and the perfect knit. The perfect shade of camel and the perfect cut. On top of that I do love to see these wardrobe staples together. The styling is the cherry on top, cap and vans included. Now just add two ridiculesly good looking coats (see below) to the editorial equation and there you go: a few pictures worth a post.


Images: Daniel Stenild

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Here is a question: why are we taking a look at all kind of different collections? More often than not the interest doesn’t translate into an instant plan to buy one of those garments in the near future, right?
I think that the main reason is…wait, now comes a heavy heavy word…inspiration. Watching a collection means finding new colour combinations and learning about new ways to combine different garments. When we do it regularly, it probably sharpens our eye for fabrics and prints and what is maybe even more crucial, proportions. It certainly helps us to develop our own style, just because we learn over time what we do like and what we do not like. Ultimately we even will be able to make the distinction  between what we like to look at and what really suits us.
If I had to name one designer which would serve as a good example, and there are many which I would consider naming here, I would opt for Dries Van Noten. He excels in the art of layering and by choosing different kinds of fabrics, he underlines beautifully their respective textures. One should not forget to mention his sense for wonderful prints and impeccable styling. All this combined leads to collections which are always worth a second look (and a little bit of swooning). The latest one would make no exception.
Mark Holgate from spoke about „a textbook Dries Van Noten show“. I definitely want to read all the chapters.

Images: Dries Van Noten spring 2013 []

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