Hats off to dries

VOGUE Hommes International (English) - - TRENDS -

There was an “R” run­ning like a leit­mo­tif through

col­lec­tion — not that the col­lec­dries van noten’s tion was clas­si­fied “re­stricted” by the US cen­sors. In­stead, it was a trib­ute to the ini­tial of Ru­dolf Nureyev. The Rus­sian ballet dancer and chore­og­ra­pher’s body–hug­ging tops in­spired Van Noten’s wide–scooped necks. His sense of move­ment is ev­ery­where vis­i­ble in the gen­eros­ity of his cuts and his flow­ing silks. With ballet and one if its great­est stars, was seek­ing new

dries van noten av­enues to ex­plore, a form of respite af­ter the heavy work­out, to a sound­track that was ur­gency per­son­i­fied. Suf­fi­ciently off­beat to in­trigue guys with pecs but not nec­es­sar­ily ded­i­cated body–builders; dancers, but not the “I can feel a sug­arplum fairy com­ing on” sort.

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