Stephanie LaCava reports on the Dries van Noten show
Dries van Noten went 90s era alternative. Yet, somehow he also transcended it and stumbled into pretty.
With Sonic Youth on the soundtrack and plaids on the girls, Dries van Noten went 90s era alternative. Yet, somehow he also transcended it and stumbled into pretty. Checks and an overblown poppy print in gauzy fabric shirts, slip dresses (of course) and skirts were paired with the standard Dries pieces. There were 3-D-embellished tops and vests, as well as the standard eastern references, a djellaba like tunic in the flower pattern and kimono cum bathrobes in pastel silk. Plaid went vertical, diagonal and every which way in primary colors (remember that neon one from Xuly Bet?) and it worked well with all the florals. The haunting finale included an orange and blue plaid button down worn with flowing long skirt by a blonde model in the show's signature sunglasses. Recall that iconic photo of Kurt Cobain in his thick white rims. Am in love all over again.