Dries Van Noten - Spring 2014
A great designer is one who is able to truly create wearable art; pieces that stand as artifacts of the creators imagination. There are those who can manipulate and sculpt fabrics into extravagant avant garde numbers and then there are those, like Dries Van Noten, who have the ability to perfectly combine fantasy with practicality. His Spring 2014 collection proves true to that. The first looks have a lounge feel to them with the long silk robes paired with the silk printed shorts and printed tank tops. Even for the more dressed looks like the suits, are cut in lighter fabrics to exude a certain level effortlessness. He as succeeded in the practicality of the collection by darkening the floral prints to add a strong sense of masculinity to what is usually seen as very feminine. I enjoy the fact that all though the prints and each piece is extremely elaborate, the ease to each look allows each man to feel comfortable wearing it.
I want to be this guy - I think I can be this guy. This guy now has a collection where each piece, if taken apart and paired with more basic items like denim for the tops or basic tees and jackets for the floral bottoms, can turn the every day cool kid into a fashion forward style king.
Im a new fan of Dries Van Noten, I cant wait to see what else he brings to the world of Menswear. By far one of my favorite collections this season.