What do you get when you cross 80s Brooklyn with Brussels? A Dries Van Noten collection with a lesson in tough, elegant, and easy mod dressing for men. Dies Van Noten’s Spring/Summer 2011 mostly neutral looks were revved up with paint splattered tops as well as “snow-washed” denim—a must-have for the Spring/Summer season. Classic check patterns in form of trousers and blazers give the collection a more grown up touch. Dries signature cozy knits are given a rougher appeal with a few splatters which makes for standout looks.
Precise tailoring, peak shoulders, slub, along with classic topcoats make for the perfect mod influences. Combat style boots give the over all look a definite edge. Though lacking a bit of the romance that has come to be part of the Dries signature, the over all aesthetic of the collection makes for a perfect combination of elegance and oomph. Ideal for the guy who wants a bit of both worlds!
— Sandoval Gomez
Tags: Dries Van Notten, menswear, Snow Washed Denim, Spring/Summer 2011