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Show Report: Dries Van Noten A/W 13 Menswear

by Hywel Davies on 17 January 2013

Hywel Davies reports on the Dries Van Noten A/W 13 menswear show.

Hywel Davies reports on the Dries Van Noten A/W 13 menswear show.

Dries Van Noten went to bed for inspiration for his new Winter collection. His previous grunge inspired women’s offering was an acclaimed success and he continued with the same nonchalant mood for his latest sleep over story.

Designing clothes for men that are informed by pyjamas might me a difficult proposition to pull off but Van Noten did it with ease and the result was elegantly beautiful and classic Dries. Jacquards, cashmere and double quilted silks and velvets presented a richness and that was made youthful through slouchy forms and voluminous shapes.

Van Noten’s collections are always recognisable and communicate an exotic signature of fusing diverse references in a sublime way. His clothes encompass crossroads of cultures and typically this collection proved the extensive sensitivity the designers employ with luxurious and authentic fabrications.

Van Noten’s style manages to be both classical and original as his clothes appeal to those who want to express their individuality – even if they look like they should still be in bed.

Van Noten’s distinct contribution to contemporary menswear continues. His constant ability to produce wearable and modern clothes founded on a solid mastery of tailoring, to which he adds discreet styling details and references is distinct. Van Noten’s style manages to be both classical and original as his clothes appeal to those who want to express their individuality – even if they look like they should still be in bed.

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