Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2010 - L O V E ! ! !

Dries Van Noten Paris Fashion Week Day 5: Spring/Summer 2010

As promised, I just had to devote a post to Dries Van Noten's breathtaking SS'10 collection. Having taken a slight detour from his trademark ethnic prints in his last two collections, Dries returned full-force with his renowned artful use of ethnic prints with Japanese kimono fabrics, Indian saris, Chinese embroideries, royal Java batiks (you can tell they’re royal by their large-scale patterns), and ikats from Uzbekistan...As a textiles lover I was in absolute heaven (note to self: dig up any batik prints I can find in my parents' closets...actually, I have already been using my mom's Malaysia batik skirt for several years).

Dries Van Noten shows he can mix prints and proportions like no other, incorporating “occidental elements and Parisian chic, and in the end to forget it all and make a nice outfit. That’s what it’s all about, no?” (his word one day before the show). In addition to his feast-for-the-eyes designs, the accessories were jaw-droppingly beautiful: incredible necklaces of rich-looking pearl chokers dangling geometric pendants set with large semiprecious stones and crystal, printed & sparkly clutches, gorgeous bracelets tied with large silk ribbons and the shoes: spectator pumps (in particular, I have my eye on the crochet pump version, and will definitely not say no to a nude patent pair).

Apologies for the picture overload, but I just had to include close-ups so you could all see the amazing accessories, embellishments, prints and textures...

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all photos via style.com

39 comments:

  1. oh my this is indeed LOVE! i'm totally inlove with this collection!!!

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  2. Oooo you lost me at 'crochet pumps'! Stunning!

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  3. I'm not one for prints most of the time but I'm really enjoying these. Well chosen! x

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  4. this collection is absolutely stunning!
    especially the accessories :)

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  5. oh! want want want want... no! need need need need! for me the shoes are some of the best things, i love the prints, and i love the proportions (he's the best at making everything work, cropped/oversized/pleated/tucked), but the shoes are just exquisite. like a modern day chanel two tone pump.

    this is bizarre for me - but i want every single pair of pants! and i never wear pants. :)

    X

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  6. What a stunning collection! You can always count on Dries for fabulous, unique prints.

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  7. I had a feeling you were going to love this ;) so did I btw!

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  8. i dont know what it is about dries but whenever i see runway pictures it never knocks me over. but when i see your dries pieces or the pieces individually im like "WOW!!!" something about the runway doesnt speak to me.

    that clutch in white, black and red, and the blue & white trench coat are my favorites.

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  9. Thank you for this post, B. He is one of my favorites. His prints make me run away from my daily neutral wardrobe!

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  10. I feel like I've learned something today, what a great description of the Dries show. I also loved this collection, so much inspiration there!

    <3 Christine

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  11. So much rich heritage and artistry here. Definitely a 'feast for the senses '- many v beautiful pieces! The 'occidental elements meets Parisian chic' thing reminds me so much of Akira.

    Informative and inspiring post, B. : )

    xx

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  12. I'm a huge fan Dries Van Noten. :-)

    X♥X♥

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  13. Love the shoes and Ikat pieces! Cool collection indeed.

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  14. I love the sort of "casual elegance" of this collection. Gorgeous prints and colors.

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  15. Fantastic picks. I love the black beaded jacket with white tee. GREAT!

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  16. Totally gorgeous collection!
    Love the prints!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. Since I saw these ultra-stunning Dries van Noten sequined heels in one
    of your previous post I know that you are addicted ;)
    His accessoires are gorgeous!

    Wishing you a fabulous start into the week!!!

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  18. This almost feels very old school Dries if that makes sense? It's gorgeous.

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  19. oh goodness me this is unbelievable; loving the ethnic prints gone modern!

    bisous, xx

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  20. wow...he's brilliant! Great collection!!!

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  21. I die for those necklaces-and that beaded jacket is incredible. xx

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  22. man dries makes some of the best prints! love this collection

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  23. This makes me feel excited about my trip to Asia. I love the colors. Also: I really want to see your Mom's pieces now!

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  24. i love the necklaces and the wrapped dresses !
    and those patterns, as always ...

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  25. Gorgeous collection. Insane prints!!

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  26. Incredible collection!! Love the fabric, shapes, layers and textures, amazing!

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  27. Those prints are absolutely gorgeous.

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  28. The jewel colours and the prints are incredible! And I love the accessories xoxo

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    Press www.MaisonChaplin.blogspot.com

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  30. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.....

    Indonesian batik and tenun ikat on the parisian catwalk!

    AMAZING!

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  31. yudha.batik.indonesiaFri Apr 16, 02:15:00 AM 2010

    @ anonymous..yap yap, this is great..how're people really appreciate Indonesian tenun ikat and Indonesian batik..moreover, they show it in paris runway!!

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