Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 Collection

During the unveiling of the Fall 2014 collections, I’ve made a conscious effort to cut down on my runway coverage.  This is partially due to the fact that I was on vacation in Bali, but also because the constant show coverage can sometimes cause the collections to bleed together.   Instead, I’ve opted to focus on collections that have really captured my attention for one reason or another.

Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 (1)One of the shows that I’ve been most excited to see and now bring to you is the Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 Collection.  Over the past few years I have found myself drawing more and more inspiration from this line and trying to find ways to mimic some of the styling in my own wardrobe.  This season I am once again awed and excited to share some of my favorite looks.

Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 (2)The collection is rife with daring prints and playful styling that somehow still manages to retain a level of sophistication.  I think the sophistication can be attributed to the masculinity of the structured outwear (something followers have come to expect from Van Noten) and the thoughtfulness of the styling.  While wild print and palettes are presented, they don’t feel cheap or trashy.

Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 (3)

I am a Van Noten fan for his ability to fuse different ideas in a way that is both fresh and seamless.  With some designers their risks can fall flat, miss completely or even feel contrived.  This is not the case with Van Noten, who constantly challenges expectations, never fitting in a box, yet still staying true to himself.  If the Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 Collection proves anything, is that his portfolio of ideas is still filled to the brim, and I am happy for a peek.

 

What do you think of the Dries Van Noten Fall 2014 Collection?

 

Comments

  1. Wow what an amazing collection, thanks for sharing the inspiration! I love the bold floral prints the best, I can’t wait to incorporate more florals into my wardrobe with spring coming so soon! I really wish I could have that navy sweater (in the second row, the second from the left) with the white florals– so gorgeous!

    xx Debbie

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  2. love the asymmetrical pieces! I appreciate that the colors aren’t overdone either :) nice post!

  3. Love the rich colors!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  4. What a beautiful collection! I love the amazing prints and color. Gorgeous skirts and jackets. Very unique and refreshing. I can see why you like it.
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  5. I am not a big fan of big prints, I usually am a little boring with my colors and patterns. I like the more solid ones at the bottom.

  6. As a long time admirer of Dries van Noten you can always count of smart and playful use of colour and texture. Definitely, one of my favorite designers. I would wear these, of course! :)

  7. The previous fashion season I felt the same way you do now and skipped the runway coverage almost entirely. I have found myself in a different spot now and was looking forward to having my say. But I have to admit that I have only a couple of collections that I can call my favourites so far. LFW was such a disappointment, for example, and the Burberry collection was the only one really worth writing about (I will run a post soon). Dries van Noten, what can I say, each year I’m becoming a bigger fan. The way he masters the art of mixing prints and styles in a way I never would have thought that could work, the attention to detail and his ability to stay true to his own vision, these are all reasons why I think he’s one of the very best.

  8. I really loved the collection! Dries always have the most fantastic combinations of patterns!

    xx

    Alexandra

    http://www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

  9. He is one of my favourite designers and this was definitely one of my favourite collection of his (the spring 2009 is my number 1 :) )
    Have a beautiful day! x

  10. Gorgeous prints and colours – everything is becoming so comfortable looking now isn’t it? They had an article in NY TImes two weekends ago about this profiling Pheobe Philo and how her concern is for ease of wear. Mind you with her stuff, sometimes can look too baggy and sculptural.

  11. Love this collection!

  12. Oh this is amazing collections. I would not mind having some for myself.

    xo
    Sam
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  13. this collection is wonderful! i love those colors!

  14. I like the yellow/orange navy dresses. Great designs!

  15. Amazing collection!

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  16. Stunning! I loved them all! I could wear everything! Definetely my style!
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  17. Wow, what a beautiful collection! So inspiring!

    Francesca

  18. Love that sweater in the 6th photo!

  19. I love the wild prints. I’m also really wanting that first outfit in the last row!

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