Dries Van Noten has fast become one of our favourite labels on our illustrious roster with a unique aesthetic that channels strong bespoke tailoring with offhand, bespoke detailing mixed with cultured prints, luxurious knitwear and a considered, yet streamlined silhouette.
Noted as being one of the infamous Antwerp Six collective, the revered designer has taken a departure from the usual ‘rock and roll’ influences with his new season collection informed by the work of legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev. Similar to Nureyev, who in his time challenged the perception of the male ballet dancer, van Noten looks to the ‘sensual man’, with an altogether more delicate, anatomically-informed collection.
This being the noted, the collection itself still bears all the hallmarks of typical Dries. Carefull considered reversible bomber jackets sit neatly next to an expedition-informed, detail-laden M-65 Jacket, both of which are exquisitely constructed. Shirting riffs off timeless silhouettes accented with strong geometric patterns and offhand details such as grosgrain tape.
More casual pieces such as jersey cotton sweatshirts and crew neck tees take on patchwork detailing and floral prints respectively whilst the collection’s legwear adds a new twist to sweatpants with tuxedo-esque taping as well as the classic five pocket jeans constructed from black painted denim.
Look for the Dries Van Noten SS15 collection online now at EndClothing.co.uk.