Portraying a feeling, an emotion, a state of mind through the pieces we choose to wear has never been more relevant: the concept of mixing art and fashion To create a reflection of what we are, our empathy, is what inspired Dries Van Noten’s latest Fall / Winter 2020/21 collection presented at Paris Fashion Week.
The collection was presented with a film by Caspar Sejersen shot in the «The Red Room» of Single Theatre in Antwerp. In the movie filmed by the Danish photographer, a wide variety of artists from the world-famous contemporary dance companies of Belgium and the Opéra National de Paris, showcase the exuberance, the gesture, the moderation, the action that best represents the complete range of human emotions.
«It is a vision of female beauty that combines the exaggerated passionate women of Pedro Almodóvar and the disruptive power stoic and graceful of Pina Bausch,» says Van Noten whilst never ceasing to show an optimism that highlights with the embellishment that only apparently contrasts with the suffering of the gesture and emotions of the dancers.
The designs are defined by floral prints, jacquard processing, bright colors, such as red and blue, combined with pastel green and pink on coats. Sequins and faux fur are the protagonists, on skirts and jackets in shocking pink and blood red, balanced by the simplicity of denim on armholes jackets and midi skirts.
Photos: Courtesy of Dries Van Noten