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September 30, 2011  | by: Ama Kwarteng

Dries Van Noten on the Runway

On Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week, Dries Van Noten showed his newest Spring collection, and it was amazing. The designer seemed to have two separate collections within this one that both had their own theme. There were plenty of couture-inspired pieces in this ready-to-wear collection.

The collection consisted of two different landscapes: an outdoor one and a tropical one.

The clothes that were inspired by the outdoor scene were made up of several different prints that were also pictures. Many of the pieces contained pictures of rocks, rivers, mountains and canyons. Other pieces also had prints that included flowers and trees.

The tropical-inspired clothing had more pop and color than the outdoor-inspired clothes. The designers incorporated palm trees, large colored flowers, lace, and water onto jackets, blouses, skirts and more.

Dries Van Noten on the Runway

You could really see the work put into this show. From the creative ideas in each look to the transitions between the outfits to the tailoring on the structured jackets, everything was so well planned.  I loved every piece in the show!  There was a certain air of elegance in the clothes that made them great, but it was still easy to see normal people in the clothing Van Noten designed.

To view the whole collection, click here.

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