DRIES VAN NOTEN AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR PARIS FASHION WEEK

DRIES VAN NOTEN AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR PARIS FASHION WEEK

IF you’re going to a ball, then make Dries Van Noten your date. The designer this afternoon put his casual-cool spin on fairy-tale dressing of the Cinderella kind – making tie-on splaying train skirts a must for next season. And if it’s not one of those (and they came in every eclectic incarnation – from utility style fabrications to molten and iridescent), make it a pair of cargo trousers. Note, here, they looked good with everything. Effortless has always been this designer’s forte after all.

“Anything goes,” enthused Van Noten backstage. This was once again an artisanal exploration into his easy dressing aesthetic but this time anchored within a more eveningwear-orientated domain – “couture and the casual” and “grounded glamour” were the buzzwords.

So macs became evening dresses, cinched at the waist and billowing behind;

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