Dries Van Notten

i recently watched a cool documentary about the work of Dries Van Noten, and think the process that goes behind each of his collections is fascinating.

i like that he has maintained independence amidst a consolidated industry, and values the creative output of his designs. i like that picking and arranging flower bouquets is just as important to his process as fabric swatch and outfit fittings. i like that his ensembles defiantly juxtapose colors, prints, fabrics and textures in unexpected but perfectly delightful ways. i could definitely use a hand in that department — and maybe this is a call to see our wardrobes as playgrounds rather than identity boxes? [note to self.]

dries says he strives most of all to evoke emotion, the emotion of masterful art, with his pieces. he really does.

from Dries’ SS18 Men’s and Women’s collections:

spring summer 2018 fashion by dries van noten
spring summer 2018 fashion by dries van noten
spring summer 2018 fashion by dries van noten
spring summer 2018 fashion by dries van noten

spring summer 2018 fashion by dries van noten

[Images © Tommy Ton for Dries Van Noten]