A Dark Garden Blooms at Dries Van Noten

A Dark Garden Blooms at Dries Van Noten

Story by Kristen Bateman / Photography by Sonny Vandevelde

At Dries Van Noten's fall 2019 collection, there was a striking lack of color. This season, the label put more emphasis on classic tailoring and floral prints in generally more muted tones. The inspiration seemed to be the designer's own garden, which served as the source for all the flower prints (more on that later). Here's everything else you need to know about the show.

50 Shades of Gray

The dominating color in the collection was different shades of gray. Tailored coats and blazers as well as more avant garde architectural options were all rendered in grayscale mode.

Puffer Elements

The puffer — fall's favorite recurrent trend — had a place at Dries Van Noten. Puffer scarves were thrown over arms and warped around necks: quilted puffy coats came in royal purple and floral prints.

Faded Flowers

The faded, romantic flower prints in the collection were sourced directly from the designer's own garden — photographed and then digitally added to the textiles of swingy dresses, blazers and coats.

Pops of Orange

Riffing on the ever-present neon colorways of fall 2019, Dries Van Noten incorporated pops of extremely bright orange. This made an otherwise slightly somber collection feel more full of life.

Robe Life

There were several silk floral belted pieces that resembled luxe robes. An emphasis on casual, comfortable dressing and loose flattering shapes was present in this way.

Photography: Sonny Vandevelde