March 9, 2009

f/w 09.10 paris: dries van noten.


one thing you can always count on in fashion is change, and that’s exactly what i saw in the dries van noten fall collection. gone was the lightness and subtle print mixing and in its place were things that you probably don’t consider “pretty”: some harsher prints (the snakeskin looked especially out of place) and a palette that’s nothing if not colorful. the combinations together are definitely too much for daily wear, but on their own, are an interesting change in a season where i’ve seen alot of black. my favorite pieces were the pleated tapered trousers, the slightly oversized belted coats, the bias cut dresses, and the ones trimmed in tulle, like a blazer with a tulle “scarf” that wrapped from front to back. from the images, it may not be alot to look at, but i’m holding out until trunkshow season, when i can see them in person.

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