Sunday, July 1, 2012


I have been looking online with the latest Spring 2013 collection for men. What caught my attention is Dries Van Noten's rendition of the camouflage. He made me excited once again and I can't wait to get my hands on his pieces for next season. In this collection, the use of camouflage is a form of a chameleon. Not only did he do the print in army green, but he showed it in different color ways. He deconstructed the print and it seemed like a jigsaw puzzle or a virus viewed through the microscope. The sandals throughout the show have soles of the inevitable print. Some of the clothes look like his models came from a fencing match. To make it more modern, he added velcro straps as closure. He used delicate fabrics like voile, silk shantung, and nylon that seems to resemble taffeta. A pair of trousers that looked like an animal print is the hybrid of camo. He is a true genius. Once you dissect each piece, it can stand on its on. The foundation of his empire: color, form, texture, and pattern. He made Paris smile with a collection worth remembering.

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