Optic grandeur met 1930's femininity at Dries Van Noten's Fall '14 ready-to-wear show; held yesterday at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. True to Noten's style, the show had a plethora of mixed textures and menswear inspired pieces. Slouchy wool trousers were paired with undone oxford blouses and over-sized boxy jackets with large lapels. An unexpected new vision came through with each piece being adorned with large optical prints and patches, clashing perfectly due to the designer's keen eye for color palette.
Hand painted floral fabrics softened the bold styling and made the perfect compliment to the icey metallics and heavy hardware scattered through out the collection. 3-D floral appliques were also added to a hand full of looks, making the edgy, wearable garments become wow-worthy show pieces. Between concepts, fabric treatments, and styling Dries has definitely been no stranger to taking risks these past few seasons. Bringing the viewer to somewhere they've never been before. And like a never ending spiral of vertigo, his futuristic Fall utopia is one I'd be happy to get lost in.
Photos courtesy of Style.com