Dries Van Noten Keeps It Sharp for Fall 2012
Prints and corners define Dries Van Noten’s Fall 2012 collection. Slender, elongated silhouettes complemented by decisive lines and ethnic patterning paired well with linear necklines, adding a smart sharpness to each fine tailored piece. The series of blues, blacks, whites, and gold carefully diluted into a stream of vibrancy, with pops of greens, oranges, and cyan – a perfect balance of neutrals to colors.
Orientalist themes also came full force in the collection, with Asian-inspired prints on silk placed against precise military cuts. The occasional band neckline made us think of mandarin collars, while cinched waists when viewed from the back were reminiscent of Japanese figures wrapped in obis.
What AW collection would be complete without a little bit of fur you ask? Not to worry – Van Noten was sure to include a number of textured ensembles amid the crepe: squared off, almost geometrical fur coats and trimming that uniquely contrasted the organic shape of the fabric. Bravo Van Noten!
Photos via WWD