Thursday, September 30, 2010

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 Pt 1: Dries Van Noten

Dries Van Noten

What a start to Paris Fashion Week SS'11, with Dries Van Noten doing the honours with a gorgeous collection inspired by Jef Verheyen (Belgian painter) and Chinese ceramics. This collection had an effortless relaxed ease to it, hinting that we should raid our boyfriend's/husband's wardrobe with plenty of oversized shirts, blazers and jackets. My favourite oversized outfit was the plain cotton shirt, extended to dress length, worn with a skirt coated with iridescent pailettes. I believe the oversized blazers and jackets will only suit those tall in stature and/or slim figured, which sadly I am neither. Still, there were plenty more to love, including the beautiful silk dresses & blouses, relaxed-fit pants & blazers, ombre coats and jackets, and of course...beautiful embroidery:


  1. Fab collection!
    Especially loving that belted trench!


  2. i love he oversized blazers :)


  3. I don't know why Dries just doens't shake me on the runway, but if I saw these pieces on a hanger I think I would love them.

  4. I was at the show and it was a great location. Not too sure about the collection, but then again it's Dries! Turns dust into gold ;)