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Dries Van Noten Fall 2009 Menswear

Backstage, proud pop Dries Van Noten was flashing photos of his new pup, but it was finance rather than fatherhood that was making him think about safety nets. “We have to be more careful now,” he said, “but it’s interesting to work with restrictions. It makes us more creative.” So the new collection’s emphasis on…

Backstage, joyful pop Dries Van Noten was flashing photos of his brand new pup, however it was fund instead of fatherhood that has been making him think about safety nets. “We have to be more careful now,” he said,”but it’s interesting to work with restrictions. It makes us more creative.” So the new set’s focus on the sartorial only seemed like playing it safe. Appropriately traditional English wovens such as herringbone, bird’s-eye, and twill were united with the latest in fabric technology. Perversely, the tech fabrics appeared more conventional than the older stuff, but that fit with Van Noten’s proven knack for twisting past, present, and future together; the belted suits, the large lapels, the bird’s-eye blouson and pants that looked a little like an airman’s uniform all had a feel fo

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