Dries Van Noten ‘s S/S ’14 show took place in an industrial warehouse space. The walls were covered with gold foil, creating magical reflection plus distortion. Then came his army of models wearing variations of floral prints – each one taken from different historical eras, a stark juxtaposition to the modernism of the show space.
The biggest -yet successful- contrast was the music. A live drummer –Cindy Santana– opened the show with a slow beat that was completely out of sync with the models. A fact that turned the focus onto the clothes. This season effortlessly carried loose silhouettes. And many floral prints. For a moment, you thought you were in a beautiful garden after a golden rain… There was also subtle sportswear references in the form of oversized vests and bomber jackets, each one adorned with the number 9, a homage to the address of his first menswear store in Paris.