Dries Van Noten

Paulien Eeckels

21 Jun

Dries Van Noten Spring 2020 Menswear Show in Paris

On Thursday, designer Dries Van Noten presented his Spring 2020 menswear collection at Marcadet Poissonier in Paris. A flawless blend of all kinds of men, color, prints, and fabrics. That’s one way you could describe his collection for Spring/Summer 2020. Excellent execution of menswear fashion is another. Or you can just simply say he proved once again Belgians do it better. Dries Van Noten’s menswear collection was literally breathtaking and we cannot wait for the collection to be available in stores. And what’s even better, we were there to record it all for you!

Virile to a max

The collection played with different archetypes of garments and men. Think business, combat, mariner, country, western. But also Loverboy, hustler bright, cocky, instinctive, feral, flashy, underworld hero, adorned, testosterone, ballsy, rough, gruff, impulsive. Virile to a max.

For this collection Dries Van Noten stayed true to himself and created a menswear collection with elegance from the more formal, expressed through pronounced shoulders and waist. The colors he used were almost as beautiful as the silhouettes. The color palette was miscellaneous of vivid and saturated colors, a gamut of reds to orange, fuchsia, blacks, browns to nude, white, yellows, olive and combat drab.

Dries Van Noten

Picture-perfect prints

Let’s take a moment to appreciate the prints Dries Van Noten used for his collection. While the colors he used beautifully blended together, the prints added perfection to it. He used leopard, tiger and zebra, and for once we’re not mad about it. But the flowers muted bright, inspired by lady dresses and Flemish Masters, camo-fleur, robes in vivid prints line trench coats was what really took our breath away. All of this went really well together with the used fabrics that went from light and diaphanous, precious to rough, conservative to kinky to even classic tailoring. Think New Nylon, cotton to leather.

Details details details

Just as Dries Van Noten used perfect colors, prints, and silhouettes, he polished his collection off with beautiful accessories and details. The accessories he used were heavy gilded jewelry, rude chains, bum bags, multi buckle belts, and shoes. All of this was finalized with shimmers, gold buttons, embroidered and sequin flowers and camo-flowers.

This collection has been created through a collaboration between the Dries Van Noten and Mika Ninagawa. A partnership that started in 2009 when Mika created an original work for the opening of Dries Van Noten in Aoyama, Tokyo. For this project works have been selected from Mika’s 2017 Art Zine publication “NEW NOIR 2” on which she collaborated with Tokyo-based graphic designer Yoshi Rotten.

Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten

Photos by Jonathan Zegbe for Enfnts Terribles

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