Expo: Dries Van Noten, Inspirations’
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Inspired by 17th century Dutch Vanitas tradition, there’s also deeper, richer tones, with patches of lighter colour and metallics showing through. Wool features heavily, as does jacquard and just a bit of leather. Flowy silhouettes contrast with heavier-framed knitwear, and there’s long, 40s style double breasted coats, split skirts, wide shoulders, long a-line skirts and some turtlenecks. Turtlenecks are great.
"Where I grew up, fashion was considered superficial," explains Swedish-born designer Ann-Sofie Back. "It should be practical instead," she continues. "I have that ingrained in me, which is why I don’t take it so seriously".