Dries Van Noten Menswear SS/08

Dries Van Noten, of the "Antwerp 6," took his menswear show from Paris to Milan for SS/08 presenting a collection integrating traditionally feminine fabrics such as organza and mouselline in masculine shapes within an extensive color scope of lilac, fluoro-orange and -yellow to fuchsias, warm red and imperial purple.

Fencing and scuba diving trousers, satin judo shorts along with cache coeur shirts, nylon windbreakers were highlight pieces alongside the forte menswear items like double breasted jackets and trench coats.
The range of the collection comes with intention to make "colors believable for guys" by integrating them in forms "as masculine as possible," says Van Noten. The deep and neon color palette meshes with several "non-colors" throughout the line giving different looks different pops.
In addition to color, the spectrum of new "technical materials" like plastified polystics, mixtures of silk with nylon, and acetates with the Van Noten traditionalist twist brought unique variance in the sheer, see-through shirts and outerwear pieces. Altogether, the elements of the DVN SS/08 collection were able to make an bright, innovative and memorable collection, imprinting much of menswear's spring and summer trends.

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Truth: The Royal Arts Academy alumni the "Antwerp 6" consist of Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Ann Demeulemeester, Walter Von Beirendonck, Dirk Van Saene and Dirk Bikkembergs.
Truth: Dries Van Noten does no advertising for menswear or womenswear.
Truth: Dries Van Noten employs a private chef to not only feed his retail buyers healthy, delicious meals but bake them cakes on their birthdays.

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