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Dries Van Noten: Chinoises Florals and Shearling Flair

November 26, 2015

Dries Van Noten is a Belgian designer who is known for his crisp flair and floral details. His collections’ opulence and glamour can be attributed to its favor towards vintage eccentricity. In fact, his gowns can be seen on prominent women such as Cate Blanchett, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and even Queen Mathilde of Belgium. His designs are classically beautiful and intrinsically ostentatious to garner elegance for the wearer. As a result, it is no wonder that his Fall/Winter 2015 collection provides enough radiance to dazzle people’s spirits despite the cold.

Shearling scarves and long trousers can be seen throughout the runway. Not only does it provide comfort for those who are on the go, but it offers subtle lavishness for each outfit. His love for the colour red was splashed throughout his designs’ backgrounds, while gold floral patterns were embedded throughout. Midi dresses and capes were noticeable as if to offer modesty among the collection’s grandeur.

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The collection is a nod towards Asian culture through its similarities with the traditional Chinese qipao and kimono shapes. Fur linings and dark coats are included for those who prefer a more subtle sophistication. Drives Van Noten’s Fall/Winter 2015 designs are Chinoiserie splendors for the eye and a chic delight for the wearer.