Paris Fashion Week SS16: Dries Van Noten

Paris Fashion Week SS16: Dries Van Noten

Fusion of fabrics

Text: Dora Aljoofri-Shrestha

The Belgian designer unveils another standout collection rich in colours and decorative tapestry that left everyone on a high

The clothes: Nothing less than decorative, intricately embroidered and embellished, the collection of prints, patterns, brocades and jacquard in jewel tone colourways was every bit modern and wearable.  The eclectic aesthetic was dashed with a little bit of '40s meet '50s styling à la coiffed hair-dos and bullet bras.

Soundtrack: Models strutted down the runway to a live performance by string quartet Balanescu.

Favourite look: Look 20. The ovesized windowpane check blazer and denim shorts combi paired with a tutu dress and bralet on top,  that feminine and masculine juxtaposition is only capable in the hands of the tailoring maestro.

Something you might have missed: Opera length gloves made to look like tattoo sleeves. Dries Van Noten makes a fashion no-no something we might just want to try next season. 

Try this now: Printed sheer tops with a bralet worn over (look 49 and 50). Why wear your beautiful lingerie inside when you can wear it out? 

To view the full collection, click on the gallery below.

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