Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Dries Van Noten - Still Playing with Ikat

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Dries Van Noten ikat dress from the 2010 SS collection
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is the third generation of a family of tailors. Since starting his eponymous collection in 1986, his sleek label is associated with colour and pattern, structure and wearability.

At Paris Fashion Week in March this year, his independent fashion house celebrated its 100th show.

Drawing on fabrics and patterns from earlier collections, Van Noten reworked ikat to stunning effect.

The stellar 2017 show was dubbed "Greatest Hits" and was lauded by most fashion writers as the highlight of Fashion Week.

His spring/summer 2010 Ready to Wear collection for women and men was also a sensation and ikat, sourced from Uzbekistan, was a key feature.

Below is a selection of swoon-worthy images from the 2010 spring/summer and 2017 autumn/winter collections.

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Oscar de la Renta's Love Affair with Uzbek Ikat
Giorgio Armani's Take on Ikat
Basso & Brooke Meet Ikat on the New Silk Road Project
Fashion's Obession with Central Asian Design
Ikat Porcelain Tableware
Uzbekistan: A Passion for Printing

 
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Dries Van Noten ikat skirt AW 2017 collection


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Dries Van Noten ikat dress from the SS 2010 collection


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Dries Van Noten ikat coat from the AW2017 collection

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Dries Van Noten ikat coat and trousers from the SS2 2010 collection