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.
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.
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.
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?