Dries Van Noten’s SS/13 collection during PFW spoke to me on many levels. I love how he mismatched his looks with contrasting patterns, textures and relaxed silhouettes. Throughout the collection you noticed light knits paired with sheer patterned organza, primarily in plaid and sometimes with florals. The plaids varied in design, from windowpane to tartan, which was a constant throughout the collection in primarily dark colors like wine and navy as seen below, yet also appearing in lighter colors too.
A lot of the pant looks had a slight masculine air about them but Dries knew how to femme them up with heels, a clutch, adding a peplumed top and occasionally, make the pant in the sheer patterned organza. He also featured shorts and skirts in various lengths. His lighter combos (seen below), did me in, especially the light blue-gray loose ruffled top with the baggy plaid pants rolled-up at the ankles.
This collection definitely resonates with today’s very busy woman – they’re casually chic and can easily go from the office to a night out.
(via WWD | all photos: Giovanni Giannoni)