Dries Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection was nothing less than a spectacle. It all began with the mystical sounds of the forest transitioning into the “Strange Entity” track by Belgian band Oscar and the Wolf. Models floated down the mile long mossy carpet in the collection that was inspired by Sir John Everett Millais’ masterpiece ‘Ophelia’ and Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.
Since the label’s first inception in 1986, Belgium designer has kept to his motto of not following the rules. Midsummer Night’s Dream collection was designed for “A girl who loves festivals – Glastonbury, Burning Man. She loves nature. She puts clothes together how she wants,” explained Van Noten after the show.
Elegant fluid fabrics, textures, light layers and watercolour floral prints depicted the beauty of nature and ease of self-expression. Gilded denim, oversized blazers, asymmetric hemmed dresses and brocade coats were some of the highlights of the show that attracted avid followers including A-list celebrities like Kanye West.
An unforgettable closing scene of the runway where models lolled and reposed around the catwalk left the audience in awe. What a poetic and dreamy finish to the exquisite and unforgettable show.
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