- Words Notion Staff
The luxury Belgian fashion house unveiled a robust collection of trenches, sandals, and this season’s hottest mesh.
Against the backdrop of a dingy, disused construction site is where Noten unveiled his latest, disruptive collection. With hardly a print in sight – unusual for the pattern-savvy designer – this season, all attention fell to tailoring. Cut, construction, and textures were all important in the sharp lineup, showcasing the designer’s well-honed expertise outside of printmaking.
For SS24, juxtaposition was the name of the game. Streamlined trenches styled with open sandals in neutral leather. Longline raincoats styled with completely see-through-mesh tees. Sequinned gold shorts under a flowing, feminine-silhouette shirt. Perfectly tailored, and yet daringly playful.
For this season, Dries Van Noten (who has continued to helm the eponymous brand since ’86) sought to showcase elegance in the modern day. This manifested in sportswear detailing with joggers and shorts alongside crisp, colour-blocked shirts and ever-loved clogs, which brought a rare element of comfort into Paris’s prestigious fashion week.
“Tailoring still fascinates me,” the designer explained of SS24, as according to Fashion Network, “Now I suppose I am dressing a third generation. Because every time I ask a model when they were born, they tell me 2010!” chuckled the ever-self-deprecating 65-year-old designer.”