The twin of this blouse was presented on the 2008 runway as seen on the beautiful Kasia Struss. The Spring/Summer 2008 Ready-To-Wear Collection was all about mixing color and prints. Dries Van Noten dealt out a kaleidoscope of painterly and fifties-derived florals and abstract leafy strokes in greens, blues, yellows, and saffrons. Deep bands of contrasting color turned up in the hems and yokes of dresses, classic scarf prints were transformed into silk pants, and little cuffed linen shorts came printed with tiny fifties flowers.
One of the influential ‘Antwerp Six’ design collective, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten launched his eponymous label in 1986. His eccentric womenswear collections are renowned for their heavy use of layering, contrasting prints, sharp colours and dynamic tailoring, which define his aesthetic. Today, Van Noten exclusively sells ready-to-wear fashion, as the acclaimed designer only believes in statement dressing that is both versatile and iconic. Season after season, the Dries Van Noten show accrues critical acclaim for its cerebral profoundness, along with a real buzz among its die-hard fans. The Dries look is definitely distinct: the colours are always delicious, the cuts are consistently innovative, and the overall result is constantly at the top of our wish list. One of the most highly regarded fashion designers in the world, celebrated for his intelligent designs and unique fashion sensibility.