Dries Van Noten

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Autumn-Winter 2013/14 

An individual designer, through and through, a Dries Van Nouten show always hinders on the tone similar to experiencing an indie flick. You can see the artistic detail and concept in its entirety without the meddling of executives or the ideology of make more money. That’s what Dries Van Nouten brings, a cerebral collection, true in its nature.

This collection hinted on bohemian accents as lose separate garments strode on the runway in jacquard and paisley, reminiscent of a good rummage through a vintage shop in 70’s tones of orange, beige and blue. There was a juxtaposition of sorts, as this hippy nostalgia contended with another linear look. Soon modern deconstruction in hues of grey, blue and black formed over double-breasted coats in jacquard and checks, leather studded trousers and long cut suiting.

With the relaxed approach and mixture of modern/retro the looks were respectively finished off with either a chunky monkey strap shoe or black sandal. But don’t fret, boys – they were worn with woolly socks. Does this mean the return of the infamous sock and sandal combination?

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Written by Tobias Orrells

Tobias Orrells graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a degree in International Journalism, however, steering away from news, has focused his creativity to reporting on the progression of men’s fashion. He is an avid writer and lover of fashion and music and combining the two helps create the icon profiles. Looking after the Catwalk Yourself Icons biographies

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