Dries Van Noten Delivers Flower Fantasy In Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Is there anything more ethereal than a flower? Belgian designer Dries Van Noten decided it was about time to prove that nothing is more ethereally sensorial than a flower, and explained his position at Paris Fashion Week, for which he designed the Dries Van Noten spring/summer 2017 collection packed with strong fashion and ultra-polished lines.

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Given the fact that our world’s flora is mesmerizingly variegated, and that each flower exudes specific vibes and scents, for his Dries Van Noten spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection the Antwerp-born designer focused on flowers that specifically looked “exotic and erotic”, treating us to a line-up that sensually transferred us to an exotic parallel world.

The small glass cases filled with colorful flowers (which were artist Azuma Makoto’s iced flower works), along with the location’s soft lights, surely helped Van Noten enhance and amplify his “exotic erotic” motif, as the models who strutted down the catwalk were surrounded by an almost hypnotic mysterious atmosphere.

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Often dubbed the magician of mix-and-matching, this time around Dries Van Noted revisited this signature pattern with a subtle monochrome sense, with high and low total black patterns looking almost imperceptible from one another. The great majority of the Dries Van Noten spring/summer 2017 outfits were, in fact, made of beaded, oversized shirts, mannish-inspired suits, and even boho-chic dresses that almost looked Nineties-inspired due to the total-black patterns utilized.

Interestingly, the rest of the collection, although not black, was equally dark-toned. Most of Van Noten’s floral embroideries and patterns featured pastels colors, such as light blue, green and orange, the vitality of which, however, disappeared in the middle of the collection’s black hole.

As a result, even the most street style-ready pieces looked absolutely refined and elegant, with a cutting edge we yet had to see on the first days of this exciting Paris Fashion Week.

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Monochrome dark greens, small touches of velvet materials in light blue, and, of course, bright white garments interrupted the overall collection’s seriousness with balancing pops of vitality, without diminishing their sensual allure.

Oriental-inspired relaxed lines, along with strong hints of Japanese contemporary and conceptual fashion, softened most of the pieces with an haute couture allure that also showed Van Note’s gentle side of tailoring, while ‘simple’ waistcoats, patent coats with oriental floral embellishments, denim maxi skirts and bombers and striped dresses treated us to something that could easily transition from day to night.

Probably not suitable for everyone, this latest Dries Van Noten spring/summer 2017 collection proves sensuality can be shown even through the most conceptual, revisited staple, and this is no small feat for sure.

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Dries Van Noten Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection – Paris Fashion Week

Photos courtesy of Vogue

Recent Posts

Shiniest PVC Pieces To Amp Up Your Style

This winter we go by the rule “more is more”. Dull outfits are reserved only for the ones who are afraid to experiment. But if you are into fashion and always want to look your best,...

Oscar de la Renta’s Wedding Dresses: Spring 2018

Oscar de la Renta’s bride is elegant, feminine and glamorous. For their first bridal collection as co-creative directors, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia wanted to keep the recognizable spirit of the brand. They paid homage...

Calvin Klein x Amazon Fashion Holiday Collab

The popular American brand Calvin Klein is pairing with Amazon Fashion for a special holiday collection. They are not only releasing a new line but also setting up several pop-up shops. If you are somewhere...

Seductive Makeup Looks For Night Out

It's that time of the year where you have multiple reasons to glam up. Many holiday makeup collections already dropped. These glitter & glimmer packed collections are inviting you to get creative and experiment with...

Kylie Cosmetics Holiday 2017 Collection

Out of all Holiday makeup collections that launched so far Kylie Jenner's one is the most anticipated. The youngest Kardashian-Jenner sister threw the pregnancy rumors in shade with the announcement of her Kylie Cosmetics Holiday...