With spic-and-span white coats, fluffy après-ski
jumpers and practical zip-up jackets, Dries Van Noten
graciously stepped in to deliver a wave of color and
lightness amidst Fall's sea of black.
Peach leather trenches, speckled blue jeans and gray
corduroy suits with important shoulders shone bright
on Van Noten's round, immaculate runway. Billowed
sleeves, deep necklines and colorful poppy prints
livened up long, monastic dresses; classic coats and
jackets were anything but boring thanks to quilted
lapels, gathered sleeves and, in one case, a built-in
Van Noten's accessories underscored
the designer's unflinching sense of control.
Eye-catching patent pumps, tall boots, fluoro heels and
quirky leather caps all effortlessly complemented his