Dries Van Noten SS14

Gold weaves its way into blossoming applique, fine pleats and glittered eyelids at Dries

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Marine Deleeuw at Elite and Caroline Brasch Nielsen at Elite Photography by Lea Colombo

Initial reaction:

Folkloric myths and golden girls

Unexpected details:

Fine gold pleats which, by the final looks, grew into blossoming flower-like appliqués unfolding from the shoulder and hip.

Stand out looks:

Woven threads falling from a kimono jacket, and the incredibly sculptural gold and black ruffled appliqué that appeared towards the end.

Progression:

Barbed wire, oriental floral and gold baroque prints developed from the surface into frills at the seams and 3D embroidery.

Atmosphere:

A gold backlit screen, in geometric folds stretched across the entire runway, illuminating the show space and emulating the golden pleats in the collection.

Location:

An industrial warehouse in the heart of Paris – the same space Dries takes over four times a year.

Live performance:

Every season Dries presents us with a mystery performer, and leaves show goers to figure out who they are. For SS14, it was Colin Greenwood, bassist for Radiohead. Cue smug tweets from those in the know.

Invitation:

Thin and very delicate gold foil invitation.

Beauty:

Gold glitter eyelids and a thin gold line painted into the hair parting.

Accessories:

An explosion of silver stars on a necklace and mad scientist gold rimmed circle sunglasses.

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Dries Van Noten SS14 Photography by Lea Colombo

Models: Kayley Chabot (@kayleychabot), Georgia Taylor (@georgiaktaylor), Anna Martynova (@annamartyna), Ji Young Kwak, Julia Nobis, Marine Deleeuw (@marine_deleeuw), Juliana Schurig (@Juliana_Schurig), Daiane Conterato (@daianeconterato), Nicole Pollard (@nicolepollard), Sasha Luss (@RealSashaLuss), Tilda Lindstam (@tildalindstam), Catherine McNeil (@catmcneil), Kel Markey (@kelmarkey), Mijo Mihaljcic (@mijomihaljcic), Kate Goodling @kategoodling1, Maja Salamon, Magdalena Jasek (@magdalena_jasek), Zlata Mangafic(@zlatamangafic), Grace Mahary (@gracemahary), Alecia Morais, Maria Loks, Holly Rose Emery (@hollyroseemery), Kai Newman, Bette Franke, Agne Konciute (@agnekonciute), Amanda Murphy, Mariana Santana (@mariaanasantana), Nika Cole, Naomi Nijober, Sylvia Van Der Klooster (@sylviavanderklooster), Tian Yi, Katya Riabinkina (@KRIABINKINA), Drake Burnette (@_mamajama), Marta Dyks (@martadixiedyks), Annemarie Kuus, Hedvig Palm (@hedvigpa), Elodia Prieto, Irene Hiemstra, Klara Ruza Boscic, Fei Fei Sun (@FeiFeiSunSun), Amanda Wellsh (@amandawellsh), Katlin Aas (@AasKatlin), Kremiot Otashilyska, Irina Kravchenko, Ileva Laguna, Meghan Collison (@meghancollison), Feng Qi Wen, Vasilisa Pavlova (@vasikisa), Carly Moore, Caroline Brasch Nielsen (@caroline_brasch)

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