Dries Van Noten

Every Year there is one collection which I look forward to the most. This collection is ALWAYS Dries Van Noten. Dries is by far one of my favourite designers, and his collections always excite and inspire me.  Therefore I thought it fitting that my first (non introductory) post be about his Spring 2013 collection. 

This year was no exception and like always Dries has created a wonderfully cohesive collection. I know we always hear collections been described as “mixing masculine and feminine”, blah blah blah, but it is precisely this that Dries Van Noten does so goddamn well. The collection is just that… a gorgeous combination of Masculine shapes and patterns (see man style work shirts in tartan) intermixed with feminine fabrics like organza , and truly very beautiful screen printed florals (amazing floral pants, which i need in my life).  
And although i am not usually a huge fan of the grunge movement in fashion, i have to make an exception for this collection. It is so beautifully executed,still polished,feminine and relaxed. I could definitely see myself slipping into more than a few of these looks. There are many reasons why I love Dries Van Noten and one of the main reasons, is his ability to combine, pattern, textures and silhouettes so seamlessly. 

Without a doubt (and not surprisingly) one of my favourite collections this year.

               Pictures from Style.com