The past year has seen normcore, childhood reveries, gothic accents, and BDSM couture hit the runways. For Fall 2015, Dries Van Noten combined all of the above in one complex but beautiful jumble of a collection. Who ever would have thought normcore would meet its match in over-the-top styling?
Though each ensemble at Dries Van Noten was decidedly complex, there was a method to the madness. True to high-low form, models sported looks that were composed of basic, utilitarian items and eye-catching, statement pieces. Taupe canvas jumpsuits contrasted heavily with pastel furs and collar necklaces, while baroque brocade seemed an unexpected choice against beige chino trousers. Women's Wear Daily noted that the collection was a revelation of sorts for both audience members and the fashion industry, but the runway also posed an intriguing cultural commentary.
It seems that in 2015, ensembles can be normcore and highly ostentatious at once, as can the multifaceted people wearing them. As T Magazine pointed out in a succinct review, Dries Van Noten created female focus from music selection to the collection itself, taking a cue from the likes of Carrie Hammer's empowered runway to prove that women, like the clothing they sport, are never one-dimensional.
A Silk Frock And Canvas Trousers
Metallic Paillettes And Pastel Fur
Black Frocks And White Fur Trim
Floral Prints And Cotton Accents
Normcore Army Garb And Statement Jewelry
A Slim Cotton Vest Over Baroque Fabric
Wide Leg Taupe Trousers And A Regal Overcoat
Moody Crimson Patterns Paired With Black Gauchos
Oversized Sporty Sweaters With Gilded Jewelry
A Navy Trench With Brilliant Embellishment
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