Dear Shaded Viewers,
Dries Van Noten presented an elegant and masterful show yesterday, focusing on his signature tailoring and subtle refinement. Outerwear was strong and substantial, from roomy double-breasted coats to military-inspired styles, trimmed with reflective stripes. The Belgian designer made patchwork quilting and satin look desirable and fresh again, while embellishment and embroidery were both perfectly executed, adding a richness to streamlined shapes. He layered several pants with an apron-like skirt, a cross between a kilt and a short sarong, giving a singular and androgynous vibe to classic styles. If the collection had an opulent touch, it was also a controlled proposal, emphasizing the designer's talent for creating real clothes men are dying to wear.
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