The Dries Van Noten 2014 Collection is Retrospective

By: Emilie Picillo - Published: Feb 28, 2014 • References: and wallpaper
The Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 Collection presents an archival retrospection that's curated in a multi-media art and fashion exhibition. The show is presented under the frescoed chandelier-wielding ceiling of the Hôtel de Ville. It's entirely modern despite its vintage setting, featuring ensembles that are oversized and vividly printed—congruent with other fashion collections of the season.

Swirling patterns on felted wool are extended to silver appliquéd coats while the Belgian master drew from the Op Art graphics of English artist Bridget Riley. Of course this was before he introduced the acid-hued tropical florals and motifs. They featured bright neons and lily corsages used to adorn black gathered sleeves and calf-skimming dresses.

Oversized garments and calf cuts seem to be all the rage for fall, but of course Van Noten signs off with the brand's signature ruffled sleeves.