Designer of the Antwerp 6, Dries Van Noten, presented a new colorway for this shoe. Rust-colored, structured full-leather upper resembling a crocodile upper. Sitting atop a leather and rubber sole, these shoes also boast a leather-lined interior as well as waxed laces. This is not a Derby Shoe you will see at Johnson and Murphy or Macys! Made in Italy, these shoes don’t come cheap but you can expect excellent construction which should last for a long time! Clearly an investment piece on a staple with an exotic twist! cop them here!
Psychedelic Elegance–A keynote of any Dries Van Noten collection, prints really spoke great volumes this season. Taking Oscar Wilde’s dandy and lending him an attitude befitting of music artist Frank Zappa, the season was Van Noten’s canvas. Keeping fall’s inspirations on a tight leash, the backbone of the collection was entrusted to sharp overcoats and pleated trousers, narrow and wide. With fine form at the collection’s heart, next came exciting prints in vivid colors. Dressing sweaters and pants for a psychedelic reemergence, Van Noten no doubt made a loud statement, but also delivered charm subtly with finer print motifs and luxurious fabrications such as velvet driving his effortless elegance home.
Retro with a Dries Van Noten twist.
Dries Van Noten’s collection displayed classical and modern elements from the collections. One thing about this collection is the fact Van Noten always tends to give his own personal twist from what has been done in the fashion world. Its great for a fashion designer or shall I say, ARTIST, to give out their own interpretation. Besides Yves St Laurent, I totally get inspired how he translated menswear items into his women’s collection, which later on I will give my personal twist as well (totally masculine don’t worry lol). Anywho, the collection has different prints and style, which is consistently done. Nicely done.
Dries Van Noten fall 2011 collection was all about two tone outerwear and neutrals tone. Some of the garments were texturized with fur, i can truly see more people seeking to capture these looks. Great insipartion for the DIYers (do it yourself) out theres!
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