Dries Van Noten Autumn Winter 2016 Collection

Dries Van Noten believes it’s important for a collection to tell a story. What he presented was a masterclass in fashion narrative. The early 20th century amour fou of the poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and the Marchesa Casati, an eccentric who was, at one point, reportedly the richest woman in Italy, promised such an overload of Dries-style inspiration that it was a wonder the designer managed to curb what would have been a perfectly natural inclination to run riot through an outré world of exotic decadence.
Casati was notorious for her love of critters. She’d walk cheetahs on leashes; greet guests swathed in nothing but boa constrictors. She also sustained a lengthy affair with the equally notorious, equally dandified D’Annuzio.

The following pictured items will be arriving to thenewguard.com.au in June/July.

Look 02. Dries Van Noten Rupisto Animal Print Coat
Look 07. Dries Van Noten Bianca Tux Jacket & Dolbert Dress
Look 08. Dries Van Noten Poumas Pants
Look 12. Dries Van Noten Cortese Embroidered Top
Look 13. Dries Van Noten Vascot Embroidered Bomber Jacket
Look 17. Dries Van Noten Vainer Jacket with Animal Sleeves
Look 20. Dries Van Noten Count Stripe Shirt (with Look 29 pants)
Look 23. Dries Van Noten Roy Pea Coat
Look 29. Dries Van Noten Pulley Stripe Pants
Look 45. Dries Van Noten Ciego Sequin Top
Look 53. Dries Van Noten Diman Dress