Paris Fashion Week: Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 15

Paris Fashion Week: Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 15

Restrained sparkle

Who says fashion week can't freshen things up? Dries Van Noten takes a decidedly different approach for his Spring/Summer 15 show in Paris

Stepping out onto what Tommy Ton posted as being, "the most extraordinary knitted grass runway", the models at Dries Van Noten's Spring/Summer 15 show paraded in beautiful earthy-like pieces, peppered with splashes of colour. 

Citing a, "Pre-Raphaelite daughter of the Earth, passionate for arts and crafts and mid-summer music festivals under a bright full moon," as his inspiration, the ever-inventive Belgian designer added, "It was about a girl who loves festivals: Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Burning Man. She loves nature; she doesn't follow the rules so she puts on precious fabrics in whatever way she wants." 

And he made his finale stand out by ensuring that, rather than walking backstage to a chorus of flashbulbs, the models sat about on the tufted moss-coloured catwalk. It was a closing scene which recalled Millais' 'Ophelia' painting, and it was remarkable.

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