Dries Van Noten delivered unpretentious intellectualism when it showcased its Men’s SS 2018 collection at Paris Men’s Fashion Week, on June 22. The location and set up mattered a great deal to the overall impression, replacing the glam runway with a not fancy at all basement library. It almost looked as if Dries Van Noten is testing his own craft, and if that’s the case, which I doubt, he probably opened the champagne bottle by now, because nothing could have outshined the superb quality of the looks he assembled and sent down the runway.
Although a summer collection, the designer hasn’t shy away from experimenting with shades of browns which then he assembled into one outfit. Besides the brown, comfortable pastel shades had a huge say on the collection, changing the mood of the clothes into looking more approachable.
Prints are important too, adding detail but still created not to disturb the dance of layers and colors. Subtle changes were here and there in the cut or perhaps in the styling, but nonetheless, the designers kept the elements we all feel comfortable about, to which he added these beautiful colors and then assembled everything into a modern approach, like for example, exposing male models legs trough the use of shorts. Styling outfits in layers helped transform office pieces into looking streetstyle approved.