Paris ’08 Fashion Week. Dries van Noten’s Safari

March 5, 2008 • Fashion Shows


The wild and bold,with a hint of camouflage inspiration, looks coming down the runway at Dries van Noten on Wednesday referenced hints of Africa and the safari (which translates into journey) of life. The thick, colorful neck wear resembled tribal jewelry as well as the stretching of an animal’s neck. The hand-painted tunics were eclectic, showing orange on black with lots of blue white tied in. Similar to every other collection we’ve seen thus far, Dries is showing medium length leather gloves, but in a camel as opposed to the brighter, more modern color palettes other designers have chosen. The lilac organza pieces were gorgeous and graceful, and the electric blue fur was absolutely to die for, as were the fur neck pieces. The only problem I had with this collection? The black socks were unappealing to the eye and took away from the brown leather sandals and heels. I guess it’s true we can’t always get what we want… but we sure got what we needed from Dries for fall.

—Emilie Furda

Images: NYmag

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