Androgyny Amplified at Dries Van Noten, Men’s Fall Winter 22 by Aybuke Barkcin

Dear Shaded Viewers,

As the Paris Fashion Week continues on at full speed, designer Dries Van Noten decided to present his latest men’s fall winter 22 collection with a short film directed by Casper Sejersen.

Shot in an empty house, the film switched from one room to another, displaying youthful desires and connections, creating a visual stimulation filled with explosive colours and emotions for viewers to enjoy. To fit with the theme of escapism, electro-punk band Suicide’s 1979 record “Dream Baby Dream” played on, while some of the lyrics were projected on the empty walls. Transporting us to a time before the pandemic, when little things like embracing one another didn’t come with difficulties.

As for the collection, it felt more youthful compared to the past seasons. Masculine and feminine elements were fused together, with hints of sportswear and streetstyle aesthetics added. Abstract splashes of colour on suits and oversized puffer jackets, sequinned pants in ruby red, flowers woven on an oversized shirt and a bomber jacket, baggy trousers… expressed a care-free youthfulness, celebrating gender-fluidity. Neapolitan shoulders and puff sleeves on tailored suits softened the silhouettes, acting as a shoulder to lean on during these challenging times. As for intimacy and warmth, Noten opted for a turquoise faux-fur coat, quilted shorts and long-thin scarves.

To see the full collection and film, please visit:–A-W–2022-2023



Aybuke Barkcin

Aybüke Barkçin is an art director, photographer, curator and writer that looks at fashion through the lens of political and societal dynamics. She completed her master's Creative Direction in POLIMODA, Italy and has a background in International Relations and Graphic Design. Her work can be found in her website: