Belgian designer Dries Van Noten recently presented his Spring-Summer 2018 collection in Paris, inspired by Picasso collages and showcasing a serene and very elegant silouhette.
“I wanted to make a happy and optimistic collection,” Dries Van Noten told journalists the day before the presentation. Even though the Belgian designer is known for mixing sumptuous prints with subtle colour patterns, the novelty of this collection was the manner with which Van Noten approached juxtapositions, mainly inspired by Pablo Picasso’s composition in his work Les deux demoiselles faisant leur toilette. Like scraps of wallpaper stuck on a canvas, many scarves were added to the skirts and blazers, often forming the very structure of the garment, as a full dress with draped neckline, an asymmetrical top, or kimonos sleeves. “The foulard is a very bourgeois 70s idea, but if you apply it to a look it seems more finished,” he smiled. Colourful, stylish and brilliant!