Friday, March 5, 2010

Paris Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2010: Pt 1 - Dries Van Noten Je T'aime!


Fashion weeks must seem like revolving doors to fashionistas! With London Fashion Week just recently finished, it is now onto the last leg: Paris Fashion Week - the Crème de la Crème. So with that in mind, I thought I'd start with my favourite designer, not only does he and his collection deserve a post on its own, it was very hard to try to edit the collection here:

Dries Van Noten

Dries combined military inspiration (in the form of army-green cotton) and menswear tailoring with 1940s/50s haute couture (Christian Dior's 'New Look') hand-painted, floral silk for a brilliant 'I want one of everything' collection complete with sweatshirting thrown in for good measure.

Most of his looks had a casual-dressy vibe to them, as if these were just fashionistas walking down the streets of Paris and 'just threw this on'...In almost every outfit, there was a juxtaposition of something dressy with something casual.

Military shirts, in khaki, were worn with extravagant, full, skirts just covering the knee, hand-painted in shocking pink and violet over floral prints, with rustling petticoats underneath. Grey sweatshirt top worn with a rich brocade skirt, one of my favourite looks - every piece was integrated in a simple, wearable way:




















all pics from style.com

14 comments:

  1. Just found you. Love Dries. The purple skirt with the olive top are wonderful, aren't they? Come over to visit me someday. We like the same things I think. xx's Marsha in Texas

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  2. Beautiful lines, wonderful blend of colors and textures!

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  3. I also love Dries' new collection. Thanks for posting . . .

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  4. love, love, love this collection! the layering and the juxtaposition are intriguing.

    cheers,
    vpv

    http://www.vantagepointvintage.com

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  5. Oh my goodness YES. Those bright prints. Those longer hemlines... I'm feeling it.

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  6. if i was in business, i would dress in van noten.

    most definetely.

    divine!

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  7. Happy friday, Brigadeiro.

    I remember the fact you are a "DRIES VAN NOTEN-LOVER" ;)
    My fav look is the long purple skirt with the olive green sweater!!

    Have a beautiful weekend ahead filled with loots of sunny moments!

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  8. Nice post, the coats are fantastic! I adore your blog and I love brigadeiro too. I'm Brazilian raised too :P

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  9. P.S I am following you now :)

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  10. there is this coat from last season from dries that i was in love with! but was sold out. arrghhhh!
    i wasnt much of a fan for the army green untill now! .... great use of that color.

    dries is my current hero! hahaha

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  11. Amei dries van noten, simples, chic, classica e superfeminina!

    Bjs!

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  12. he did such an amazing collection this year!
    loved most all of it!
    one of the best shows of the week!

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  13. DRIES, DRIES DRIES!!!! cant get enough of it! you couldn't have reviewed it better, i feel exactly the same way - especially the casual, dressy fashionista thing going on. they look like they've just stepped out of a sartorialist photo. :)

    XXX

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