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.