Dries Van Noten Fall 2014: Dizzying, Cold-Weather Resort Wear
Say it with me now: "W-E-A-R-A-B-L-E." There was hardly a conceptual look to be seen at Dries Van Noten's Paris show, so, uh, has anyone seen my credit card? Every look was street-ready, and with all the 3D flowers, louche sequins, and bright, hibiscus-y prints, it felt like the type of collection we'd pack for a cruise — but plenty of dark furs and heavy coats kept it all very winter appropriate. Van Noten was inspired by Bridget Riley, a British artist obsessed with optical illusions, which led to mesmerizing striped patterns and the occasional sunburst-like swirl of yellow. All very perfect for lounging about beneath a winter sun.