It's no secret that Dries Van Noten has a way with mixing prints, textures, and colors. For Spring 2013, he put that skill to stellar use with a collection that blended languid, vaguely '90s silhouettes with mis-matched patterns in refined fabrics. Plaid featured heavily; it came in the form of airy chiffons and crepe du chine. Layered with metallic-threaded floral jacquards and an oversized lurex herringbone in softly-tailored shapes, it made for a collection that felt free-spirited, yet rooted in an utterly wearable and refined reality. "I wanted to go back to having fun with clothes," the designer explained. "It’s everything that I love. It has that kind of menswear/womenswear, kind of grungy, spontaneous feel."
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