Dries Van Noten Spring 2018 - Runway Review
September 27, 2017
Dries Van Noten has long been about the art of escapism. Optimism, fulfillment, happiness... they're all the hallmarks of what the Belgian designer has done so well. For spring, that meant taking a walk on the wild side with color and glitter to show real women how it can be done.
The boots said it all: in green and yellow brocade, rust and electric blue painted canvas and all-over orange sequins. From a blancmange pink trench to silk scarves draped and fluttered on dresses, the exquisitely-tailored pieces were highly wearable despite their not-so-calm aesthetic.
For night, he offered different types of women ways to dress to fulfill all aesthetics: a fluid, vertically striped silver and pewter pantsuit was sharp, as was a black tuxedo with an organza over-layer scattered with jewels. Also lovely was the effortless little black dress with diaphanous train floating from the shoulders. This collection illustrated how when designers are just that good, they create desire for items they didn't know they wanted.