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Wonderland dreamers at Dries Van Noten

Paris: Another season, another captivating collection from the Belgian designer. Historical references and subtle Eastern elements blended together beautifully – overcoats and shirts were embellished with silver ornaments inspired by Southern China’s Miao people, while layers of quilted blazers over coats and apron-like kilts over trousers highlighted the cultural heritage of Van Noten’s homeland. Traditional coats and blazers were worn inside out to parade the delicate quilted linings in tricolour satin. An understated nomad spirit appeared throughout the lineup – exquisite tribal motifs adorned knits and tailored separates and fur collars elevated coats and padded gilets. Elsewhere, fireman jackets, coats and woven T-shirts sported protective grosgrain horizontal bands, tailored suits and blazers were cut in sumptuous silks and baggy utility culottes were layered over skinny tracksuit trousers. An intriguing yet emotional journey that embodied energy and sophistication. – Diego Sanchez

Theme: Wonderland dreamers

Key Items: Utility Culottes / Fireman jackets / Apron kilts / Miao embellished coat / Tribal sweaters / Silk dinner suit / Pinstripe suit / Quilted track pants / Quilted gilets / Woven tees / Cargo shorts / Military parkas

Colour: Black / Olive green / Indigo / Burgundy / Navy / Khaki / White / Orange / Camel / Dark brown

Materials + Trim: Silk / Wool / Jersey / Fur / Leather / Nylon / Grosgrain / Pinstripe / Quilting / Metal ornaments

Print + Pattern: Winter florals / Subtle tribal motifs / Checks / Stripes / Batik motifs

Accessories + Footwear: Lace-up Derbies / Batik intarsia scarves / Weekend bags / Hardware necklaces

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