Going through the runway shows of fashion week is like a game. You scroll and scroll until you come across something great, something that catches your awareness. You end up clicking the ---> tab for an hour straight. Repeating the collection like you never want it to end, undressing every look down to it's final detail. This I did with Dries Van Noten's Fall 2013 collection. The proportions, the long and lean silhouettes, the lux-ness toned down with casual touches... a messy shirt teased a jewel embroidered jacket, slightly platformed brogues made cool ankle skimming brocade trousers, and woolen ankle socks played rugged with heeled shoes.
The collection was fresh and new, there was something about it that just put a massive tick through YES! Masculinity and femininity merged together in a whirlwind of fine brocade, sexy slouchiness, plus sized coats and my favorite silhouette for Fall 2013, tunic style dresses over ankle skimming trouser. Van Noten embodied classic in a sophisticated lux-grunge way.
"It's always the quiet ones you have to watch" said Tim Blanks and I couldn't agree more.
See Dries Van Noten's Fall 2013 collection