"Sweetness and light, the two noblest of things."

"The Sheltering Dress".

 Dries. Really? How are you this good? So good. SS13 A+ (via wgsn)

Ah Paris.. finally something I can really dig my teeth into. Dries always shows great prints and carefully considered embellishments. This season’s lot were inspired by his trip to the Victoria & Albert’s archives of eastern costumes- thus the Hokusai waves, the stylized florals, gold floss embroidery in swirls and feathers.

I also love how presentation on the runway of Dries Van Noten looks translates directly to how one might wear it oneself. No runway—>reality breakdown here, because he shows the clothes just how his clientele wants to wear them. I loved the narrow trousers with printed silk tunics on top, the discriminating use of fur (not as over-the-top as the Italians) and the genius of the engineered prints appearing on the forearms of blouses, or coming across the chest on just one half of a jacket. These are clothes that you want to wear to work, to dinner, to a gallery opening, to a drink with friends.. for years and years. (Images via Vogue.com)

Upturned collar, Hokusai waves, stripe patterns that recall the layers and layers of a kimono sleeve for example. Dries Van Noten Fall 2012. Everything. (Image via Vogue.com)

A detail of that crane-festooned jacket at Dries Van Noten Fall 2012.

I think what I like about it here, is that this isnt some swallow that looks like it flew out of a tattoo shop in Seattle and on to someone’s tote bag. This is a graceful and noble-seeming golden embroidered (flawlessly, i might add) crane. There is a stylistic nod to Asian motifs, but not too much. It’s not twee, it’s not too femme… as birds go, it’s perfect. This is just one tiny example of Van Noten’s talent as a designer. (Image via Vogue.com)

Backstage at Dries Van Noten Fall 2012. Alright, he’s the only one to put a bird on it in a way that doesnt make me want to scream and pull my hair out. (Image via vogue.com)

Katie Fogarty by Max Doyle for Vogue Australia December 2011.

That Dries!

Nimue and Ruby outside Dries. (via showstudio)

Perfection in shape and layer at Dries Van Noten, Spring 2012. (image via Vogue.com)

Simple simple strap sandal at Dries Van Noten, Spring 2012. (image via Vogue.com)

Reembroidered matador jacket and tiny ponytail at Dries Van Noten Spring 2012. (Image via Vogue.com)


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Tao Okamoto and Ming Xi rock the maxi coat in our Fall Trends section of our new Women’s Fashion issue.

The Dries! Swoon!

Dries Van Noten Spring 2011

For the last look- i went and paired the tangerine dip-dyed tunic part with the floral chiffon trousers from last week’s fashion fantasy! Please excuse the incorrect undergarments for this one but with a neat little cropped bustier this could be perfection! Sort of that pj-chic that’s happening at the moment.

That’s it for this week! Hope you guys enjoyed!

Dries Van Noten Spring 2011

Here you can see the sleeve detail, the gorgeously done french seams, which add that extra “outline” effect to the chiffon so you can really see the shape and construction through the transparent fabric. This dress felt great on too.. easy to wear, easy to get in and out of, easy to style… just simple, perfect design.

Also please note- my nail polish happened to match! Dude. Brilliant.