PARTNERING soft tailoring and attention to detail with a more-is-more attitude, Dries Van Noten's SS17 collection is one of the most spectacular we have ever laid eyes on. Bidding a definitive farewell to the simple lines and laidback aesthetics of recent trends, this line revels in embellishment and excess, celebrating beauty and femininity. The fabrics are fluid and airy and the details are elegant. The collection runs the full spectrum, from moochrome linen smocks and shorts, through a yellow rose chintz and black patent phase, to an evening section involving black balloon-sleeved off-the-shoulder blouses, big taffeta flounced skirts and Edwardian beading. There is much to love here but, then again, Van Noten knows exactly how to seduce women with fashion.
Dries Van Noten's SS17 collection is available in-store now.