Belgian designer Dries Van Noten was born into a family of tailors, incorporating this heritage into collections that combine classic design with a variety of traditional prints, digitally manipulated to create a distinctive aesthetic and translated into contemporary materials.
Experimentation with these bold prints is a common theme across the collection, with floral and gepahic prints utilised in a series reversible designs and for unqiue applique details, adding a new graphic and textural element to wardrobe staples.
The Verdi Bomber and Richter Mac take on an athletic staple and iconic piece of tailoring respectively, reworking traditional design and incorporating a variety of top quality materials, with lightweight graphic shells, horn buttons and Swiss made Riri zips.
This approach extends with ease across a variety of tailored pieces, with bold full graphic print designs and floral print used as a hit of contrast across classically styled shirting.
Van Noten’s tailoring heritage has imbued him with a fundamental understanding of the power of construction, allowing him to communicate his ideas as a shout or a whisper, simply through the design and composition of a product.
This ability is perfectly demonstrated through his reworking of wardrobe essentials, with panelled jersey bombers, graphic appliqués utilised on classic crew necks and contrast panelled tees making up the rest of his offerings for this season.
See our Stylish Picks from the Dries Van Noten SS14 collection @ End Clothing below :