Held at the dreamy Hotel de Ville, the Dries Van Noten Fall 2013 collection was a veritable discourse on why opposites attract. In as much, the looks sent out offered up an even-keeled mix of luxury vs. minimalism, masculinity vs. femininity, and daytime vs. evening. Head-to-toe brocade looks were punctuated by fringe and an outburst of ostrich feathers; chinoiserie-inspired embroidery adorned blazer and coat lapels; crisp white button-ups were styled with feathered maxi skirts; and tiered, fringed 1920s-esque minidresses were layered over pinstriped cigarette pants. Could this be the return of the (reformed) flapper? Flat oxfords, even more ostrich feathers (on skirts and coats!), and a distinct nod to after-hours glamour point to "yes." But the heart of the Dries Van Noten Fall '13 collection lies in its mastery of contrasts — to see it is to believe it, so keep clicking.
Feb 27 2013 - 8:24am