As the first of my picks from Paris Fashion Week, I know that Dries Van Noten will never disappoint. Turning the play of masculine/feminine on its head (think masculine turned feminine rather than feminine turned masculine), DVN used textures to speak volumes.
DRIES VAN NOTEN
Pieces of Note: Vibrant Asian influences, paisley motifs, fringed flapper dresses and crystal ear cuffs all added their own feminine, textured touch to the masculine collection. Crisp tailoring was woven throughout – white shirts under waterfall-like flappers, and wingtip brogues with most of the looks.
Style: Be manly, but keep it feminine. Keep the lines crisp and clean, and the additions elegant.
See the Vogue report here.