is a Belgian designer, one of the Antwerp Six, who founded his label 1986. Coming from a family of tailors, he likes to mix masculine and feminine silhouettes. Every season, he artfully combines prints and colours in a new modern palette.
Dries Van Noten’s current season is only available in the Berlin store, but have a look for pieces from the previous season at the Sale category!
Dries van Noten’s SS22 collection is looking to the future, infused by the energy of people gathering to share powerful emotions, such as going to a concert, a festival, or shooting fireworks together. As a symbol for all these different types of gatherings, it focuses on the Indian festival of colours, Holi, during which packed crowds of people throw pigments at each other, as a metaphor for a fresh start.
These ideas are translated into bold and powerful prints: a tweed-like fabric is revealed to be made from the photograph of a crowd of people, blurry concert photos become abstract prints, fireworks are reworked in neon explosions. The color combinations are risky and fresh, and given depth by the variety of textures: hairy and fluffy fabrics are juxtaposed with jacquards and 90s inspired layered muslins. The shapes are fitted and sculptural, balanced with the brand’s signature loose masculine silhouettes. The use of pearls and beads, glued or embroidered on the garments and accessories, add to the trippy, other worldly mood of the collection, while platform shoes in shiny leather or crushed velvet complement the silhouettes in a wide range of colours. The photography of Rafael Pavarotti, with saturated colours and choreographic poses, and the cinematography of Albert Moya, with jerky images in hazy, colourful lights, both perfectly capture the spirit of the collection.