The intimate, tender moments between a garment and its wearer. A decorative lining, its specialness concealed within, a secret known only to them. A coat that gently moulds to the body, a relationship that’s between just the two. Large scale gestures mixed with focus on the small details. The precious and rarefied with the raw and unrefined. Dries Van Noten womenswear Autumn / Winter 23-24 explores the power in these contrasts.
Using elements of the past to inform a new future and how we think about clothes. Antique fabrications revisited afresh; faded florals glimpsed beneath technical mesh, hand-drawn techniques and washed silks alongside sharp jackets and lean, precise shapes.
A celebration of artistry and the skill of craft and repairing clothing. Hand-painted flower motifs, a sheen of gold foil overlay on jackets, coats with delicate embroidery.
Dries Van Noten Autumn / Winter 23-24 celebrates the visceral richness of clothes themselves and the stories they tell us.