Dries Van Noten
Spring-Summer 2013 – Dries Van Noten presented a nonchalant look combined with pure elegance. Take for instance, the casual chiffon check shirt, more reminiscent with a lumberjack, it was teamed with a beautiful midi-skirt embellished with a a flurry of flowers. Embroidery and three-dimensions made from tulle and organza were pertinent created skirts and tailored on fifties jackets and tailcoats. The clash between prints was fantastic: a floral skirt against a silver checked waisted over a red and purple checked shirt, notwithstanding the monochrome mimi-checked clutch. The combo was indicative to the clashing prints featured throughout the collection. It was bohemian whilst at the same time smart. There were cascading floral maxi-dresses one minute, and dapper cigarette pants the next. Rather than bright, vibrant colours normally associated with Spring-Summer, the inspiration from Lucian Freud meant colour was there without being visible; a return to skin prints from what has previously been a heavy use of digital prints. It was a true juxtaposition but a fun and wearable collection.