September 27, 2012

Grunge Couture: The Dries Van Noten Collection At PFW

For the Spring/Summer 2013 season, Dries Van Noten explored his passion for the contrast between feminine and masculine, to which this time around, he offered a more seductive dimension.

The designer’s love for prints, the infusion of menswear-inspired elements and the easiness with which he creates elaborate models and cuts, specific to haute couture, transformed Van Noten’s collection into a true grunge couture show.

Plaid prints, usually found in menswear collections, were paired with ultra-feminine elements, such as lace and flower details, and printed onto fine fabrics, like taffeta, organza, mousseline and lamé.

The manly shirts and vests fusioned with more sensual pieces, such as skirts with multiple tiny frills, tops with sculpted peplums and floral jackets, for a perfect balance between masculinity and femininity.

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