>> After a couple of seasons of prints aplenty — including last Spring's floral explosion — Dries Van Noten's newest outing seems calm in comparison. Not that he completely did away with prints — when you're Dries van Noten, that just won't do — checks and squares worked out on a computer and dip-dyed in a gradient rainbow replaced the feminine florals with graphic flair. Between the new direction and the show's setting — a tent around the Pol Bury silver ball fountains — the critics were pleased. Cathy Horyn called the collection "wonderful," Suzy Menkes found it "lovely" and Christina Passariello of The Wall Street Journal thought it "perfect for Parisian dressing."
Dries Van Noten Checks In for Spring 2009