If Oscar Wilde and Jean Cocteau became the original “muses” for the Dries van Noten men's collection, then the designer was inspired by no less bright personalities to create the women's collection spring-summer 2014: extravagant, freedom-loving and eccentric icons of Lulu's style de la Falaise and Tamarde Lempicka.
As if in their honor, in the new collection Dries van Noten decided to adhere to his own style and abandoned all the traditional principles of the spring-summer season altogether. The show of the collection at Paris Fashion Week spring-summer 2014 turned into a stunningly spectacular parade of black lace and ruffles, Byzantine gold, oriental silk with tassels and embroidery. The visual splendor was balanced by the simplest, natural and pure fabrics - linen, poplin, chintz. The result of the designer's creativity turned out to be more than interesting: a contrasting union of wealth and poverty, pomp and pious modesty. The luxury was skillfully disguised by simple and even coarse fabrics: a coat of coarse chintz over an ensemble of shiny golden leather, amazingly beautiful black silk with a floral pattern, combined with a simple linen dress.