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Dries Van Noten RTW fall 2014 collection showed on Paris was audacious and practical, making for powerful, chic-with-a-twist viewing. The ruse: Bridget Riley-inspired Op Art graphics and a potent, color-centric rave-culture intensity layered onto Van Noten’s hyper-focused clothes with their unmistakable men’s wear dash.
“I wanted to do color, I wanted to do fun, so we called it ‘Coutorama,’” Van Noten said during a preview. “It’s sharp lines of graphic motifs, it’s acids, it’s raves.” And contrasting the precision frenzy: glistening hand-painted silver flowers “to bring out the random feel. I wanted the human to come through.”