The Dries Van Noten show is always one that is eagerly awaited by the entire industry. The understated Belgian designer is known for consistently delivering critically-acclaimed, commercially successful collections that depict wondrous stories through his imaginative use of vibrant colors and custom prints in a mélange of textures.
This season, guests arriving at the Van Noten's Spring-Summer 2020 show were delighted to find a single rose on their seats with a small label reading DVN*XCLX; an announcement that the collection they were about to see was a collaboration between Dries Van Noten and the iconic French designer Christian Lacroix who was last seen at fashion week a decade ago. The expectations could not have been higher, but what ensued can only be described as a fashion geek’s ultimate dream.
Set to a stark, minimalist runway, the powerful designer collaboration spoke for itself through a Van-Noten-meets-Lacroix take on the exuberance of the 80’s. A kaleidoscopic mesh of color, animal prints, brocades, taffeta, plumes, polka dots, embroideries and embellishments came together to create high-impact yet surprisingly wearable looks that effortlessly fused together both designers’ signature aesthetics A true visual treat of a collection that we predict will be one of the absolute highlights of Paris Fashion Week.
View the complete Dries Van Noten x Christian Lacroix S/S20 collection above.