SENSUAL AND BOHEMIEN: THE MAN VAN NOTEN FOR THE NEXT WINTER
The man Dries Van Noten is passionate for the next winter season. The Belgian designer does not leave out any detail for the autumn-winter collection presented these days in Paris, at the dawn of the week dedicated to Haute Couture.
The fashion show not only sees walking models who dress impeccably made clothes and adorned with the usual prints so dear to Van Noten and one would be surprised if they missed a show; but it also shows an element that has been missing for some time, especially in Parisian fashion shows: male sensuality. In fact, if the female one is copious and symbolically represented by risky slits and necklines, high heels and so on, her counterpart has been replaced by males who left little room for this aspect. In the case of the designer, everything changes.
Furs, tailored suits, velvet trousers and Texan-flavored shirts are designed for a man who could easily be the 21st century Mick Jagger or Keith Richards (according to taste). Obviously there is no lack of references to the seventies, especially in colors and attitude. Fashion also feeds on the past. What matters is making it your own and not copying it.
The waist is often underlined by the belts and the silhouette is linear, slightly structured. After all, Dries Van Noten is a man of culture, a bearer of all his knowledge and beauty in his clothes. It could never represent bodies dressed in completely formless (therefore content) fabrics. Platform shoes alternate with sneakers combined with impeccable bomber jackets, in military green woolen cloth or in technical fabric on which a flower print emerges in all its beauty. Velvets as if it rains and oversized shapes for outerwear make the necessary sartorial rigidity less formal. The same goes for men. Welcome back.
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