There are a ton more shots after the jump, I just couldn't help myself.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Dries Van Noten Menswear Spring 12
The spring collection by Dries Van Noten is without a doubt one of my favorites from this seasons menswear collections - as it usually is. As always, the outerwear was a major highlight - from the incredibly well thought out functional jackets in drill, what looks like waxed cotton and waterproof fabrics (many of them in the perfect shade of navy) to tailored jackets in wool and a surprisingly charming striped silks. Those silks, which showed in several striped variations, were a refreshingly fun element to the more traditional fabrics associated with menswear. I also really liked the layering of shorts over trousers (there was far less leg than there was at Jil Sander). I'm also jealous about the awesome sandals - so solid and purposeful - if only I could ever fit them. In fact I would happily wear basically everything here - especially the outerwear.