October 03, 1999
Dries Van Noten strayed from the mainstream, as he often does, and showed a strong and directional line for Spring 2000. "I wanted to create a collection about passion and love, something to prove that intensity is not necessarily about women with tight clothes and high heels," he explained. Instead, Van Noten created visions of femininity enveloped in voluminous skirts reminiscent of Spain and the south of France, delicately embroidered tops and wool shawls that could be wrapped asymmetrically around the body. Bright, contrasting colors added a youthful touch to the inspired designs.