Runway Review: Dries Van Noten Spring 2015

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As we see the first model step out onto the runway, we realize that the runway is not the ordinary kind. A moss covered ground akin to an enchanted forest covers the entire length of the runway, this was a carpet art installation commissioned by Dries Van Noten and created by Argentinean artist Alexandra Kehayoglou. The soft, yellow lighting and the entire set should serve as an indication for things to come for Dries Van Noten this Spring 2015, a delicate and provocative update on hippie/bohemian fashion, with his signature tailoring and menswear inspiration still present, of course. A beautiful array of prints sashayed down the catwalk, layered and styled to perfection. Silks, brocades, and graphic chiffon were all noteworthy prints in this collection. Color, pattern as well plays on heavy and light elements make this collection one of the best during Paris Fashion Week. See my top picks for the best looks from the show below:

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Echoing a prominent trend, the long vest, this look captures the essence of the exotic nature and adventure of travel.

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Note the twig branch used as a necklace and small frames as outfit extras that drive home the modern hippie aesthetic of the show.

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Hey, even bohemians can appreciate some good-old glitter. Expertly paired with a print on print patchwork skirt, the muted tones of the skirt play off the vibrant purple of the sequined top nicely.

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You can say that this is one of the signature looks in the show. A vintage necktie print on top paired with an easy laidback pajama pant silhouette with an updated twist.

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One of my favorite looks for sure. The flowing chiffon in this gorgeous print balances off the color and cut of the pants.

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Pinstripes aren’t just for the office, these voluminous trousers can attest to that. The fringe top pairing with it is an absolute wardrobe inspo.

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Pinstripe blazers get a chic update with different line configurations, a small detail that makes a world of a difference.

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The thin straps of this layered chiffon striped maxi is an awesome detail that harks back to the 90s slipdress trend.

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¬†I can certainly see this covetable jewel-toned striped dress in every woman’s must-have list come Spring 2015.

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Fur for spring? Yes, please. The furry clutches that Van Noten showed off brings new meaning to seasonal accessorizing.

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As the models slowly lay down on the moss-covered floor for the show’s finale. We get the distinct impression that Dries Van Noten has started a legitimate 70s fashion revival.

Did you like the Dries Van Noten show? What other Paris Fashion Week shows did you love?

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