The set-up at the Dries Van Noten Men's spring 2017 show
Dries van Noten is a designer as well as a poet, to have a collection that flows so smoothly. Starting with cream colours, the collection gradually migrates into the Belgian designer's forte: prints, this time with dark floral, folklore-inspired patterns, and camouflage. Deconstruction seems to be his key focus, with unstructured coats that look almost like lab robes, patchwork denim jeans and wide-legged pants, both long and short, prominent features in the collection. The four words we would use to describe the collection? Utilitarian, comfort, unique and relevant.