Japanese-inspired, psychedelic, or faded, flowers have once more set the tone for Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2017 runway. When not captured in the huge blocks of ice set up around the catwalk by artist Azuma Makoto, these flowers imagined by Dries Van Noten sprang forth from pieces as if emerging from a bucolic daydream. “Dare a bit more. Lose control… A bit.” This is how Dries Van Noten describes all the emotion provoked by his collection.
This is a collection made of enrapturing volumes and touched up by the admiration of an aesthete. Dries Van Noten is a master in fabrics and cultures. For Spring/Summer 2017, the artist imagined a light black silk overcoat delicately perfected by surreptitiously arranged flowers. Ultra-refined, the piece boasts an Art Nouveau-esque structure – a must have for next summer’s daydreams.