Dries van Noten
Women Autumn/Winter 2020/2021

press release

Dries Van Noten
The collection for Women A/w 2020 – 21

Paris, February 26th 2020

INSPIRATIONS

Nocturnal Glamour

Evoking the sultry smokiness of the femininity conjured by the make-up of Serge Lutens. London’s Camden Palace and Mud Club and an expression of the many schools of style that a club night might convene.

Hard romantic,
The Flamboyance of the night
The mystery of elegance
A ray of shadow.
A Theatrical Party Girl / Bella Donna / Vamp / Iconoclast

Familiar styles heightened for the night, from punk, rockabilly, disco, liberty and dark Hawaiian prints, 1930’s Hollywood, 80’s Japan, matt minimalism and shimmering maximalism.

Boots from Kinky Stiletto to Glam rock platforms.

FORM

A gathering of silhouettes: the variety of night. Men’s tailoring – sleek to oversize – to the sheer elongated and feminine. Wools and cottons of the city and country. From subtle and discreet to the extravert and exaggerated. From tightly wound to louche comfort, peignoir to suiting. Saharienne, one piece overalls, sheath dress, rubberised trench coat. Plisse soleil, batwing evening dresses, capes.

COLOURS

Night and dusk and day. Shadowy matt and shine. Shades of wine. Verdant acids. Cognac, Bucolic greens and blues, Traditional tartans. Purple, lilac, beetle, orange, olive, emerald, lapis, gun metal.

FABRICS

Matt & Metals, Translucent latex, Traditional velvets and Devoré, faux shearling, Urban, rustic, diaphanous, raw denim, crepe e soie, satin, quilting, georgette, Bonded wool bouclé. Luxurious poplin.

PRINT & EMBELLISHMENT

Dark Hawaii. Python. Tattoo. Florals – exaggerated Iris. Ruching, feathers, iridescent circles, biker studs, sequins and micro beading. Fringing, bugle beading, 3D flowers adorn cuffs and hems.

ACCESSORIES

Boots: Kinky Patent and Suede Spikes to Glam platforms in leather and Jacquards. Glittering crochet flower chokers. Leather Biker and Diamante rope belts. Ball & asymmetrical earrings, Black lace stockings, faux fox stoles, Gold spheres necklaces. Soft bags in leather and jacquards. Voluminous alpaca knit scarves.

LOCATION

Opera de Batille, Paris

SOUNDTRACK

Michelle Guverich “Party Girl”
Michelle Guverich “Let’s Part In Style”
Suicide “Too Fine For You”

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