Key Looks: Dries Van Noten SS’14

Dries Van Noten takes us into a verdant garden for their Spring 2014 collection. The line is dominated by floral prints, bursts of petals and stems that look as fresh as new-cut blossoms. Not all of it is bursting with color, however; the collection makes strong use of blacks and whites, stark shades that only highlight the striking shapes of nature. The silhouettes are loose, with wide-cut pants and flowing coats in gossamer-thin fabrics. Where color does appear, it appears all at once, sudden bursts of kaleidoscopic hues that dazzle the senses. Dries Van Noten swings between severe and lush, inviting us to consider both the inimitable joys of Spring and the season’s fleeting nature.

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