Hats off to dries
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.