Dries Van Noten Fall 2020 - Runway Review
February 27, 2020
Dries Van Noten girl -- party girl? That would most certainly seem to be the case for fall, where the designer let down his hair (so to speak) to showcase a nightlife-inspired collection that sizzled. Coming off a brilliant collaboration with Christian Lacroix, this was a decidedly harder, tougher take on chic -- one that Van Noten was more than happy to explore. This dark romance centered around the notion that more is more: prints, colors, textures, sequins, feathers and studs were piled on liberally, a mishmash of party girls in turquoise python booths from punk, disco and silver-screen eras. The outerwear-heavy collection was aplomb with bold twists: a big plaid moto jacket; chunky mustard-and-black cardigan; blue floral printed shearling bolero. These were worn over bright, print-savvy pieces that gave no meaning to the term "more is more." Many of the shapes were oversize, others featured drama in texture and cut (loved the huge balloon sleeves on a brocade dress) and still more came in the form of sophisticated, sensual dresses.