DRIES VAN NOTEN SS15
I've always been a fan of Dries Van Noten primarily because of the eclecticism of the brand and the beauty in the fabrics, colours and mismatching looks that are offered up season after season. There's always a touch of masculinity to Van Noten's designs but the sumptuous fabrics and unique prints he uses manage to balance out the androgyny so that the feminine elements also shine through. The collections are always brilliantly thought out and are indicative of an intellectual, sophisticated and seasoned designer, not to mention the styling and layering of outfits is always spot on. It's no wonder then that the likes of Cate Blanchett and Maggie Gyllenhaal are huge fans - it takes a certain level of confidence and a strong sense of style to carry of a Dries Van Noten design and his clothes are not to be worn flippantly. Van Noten's Antwerpian roots are also noticeable in a lot of his work and this season was no different. The designer references the famous painting 'Ophelia' by Sir John Everett Millais as well as the well-known play by Shakespeare 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
Ophelia by Sir John Everett Millais
Here are a few of my favourite looks from the SS15 catwalk show - it was very hard to choose just a few because they were all unique so be sure to check out the full album here (p.s. check out the gorgeous floor courtesy of Argentinean artist Alexandra Kehayoglou).