The New Hybrid

Paris…Dries van Noten

“Heritage menswear.” “dapper, not dandy.” “subtle sartorial.”; all ways in which van Noten described his latest collection, underscoring a show that was somewhat subdued in ambiance while still retaining the classic marks of this designer, duality for example being one of them. There were elements of masculinity (tie prints) and femininity (transparency), the retro (the models walked in front of white, vintage cars) and the modern (new techno fabrics). “It’s everything I like,” said Dries afterward. His legions of die-hard fans will no doubt agree.

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