Camo Time: Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2013

 

Paris, June 30, 2012 – It’s not so much that I hate camouflage print, it’s just that it has become so played out over the past few seasons. Didn’t a handful of menswear designers do this to death already? Perhaps it’s menswear’s answer to the oh so Jerseylicious leopard print? I applaud efforts to rework it into hundreds of variations, but maybe we’ve seen enough. Let’s blame Nick Wooster.

Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection had a great athletic elegant vibe. The navy-orange colour blocking was very nice, more impressive was how he layered and mixed an array of fabrics into styling that looked effortless. Highlights of the collection include a beautiful contemporary quilted white trench and several other pieces of outerwear, a slim fit navy suit, the footwear, and an electric blue and a black/purple/teal knit sweater. We’ll pass on the oversized dishevelled looking double-breasted suits. Loved the ochre yellow trousers and a single-buttoned sports jacket (bottom last two photos). Almost looked like vintage upholstery.

Dries Van Noten SS13
Dries Van Noten SS13
Dries Van Noten SS13
Dries Van Noten SS13
Dries Van Noten SS13

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