Runway Report: Dries Van Noten Fall 2017

To celebrate his 100th show, Dries Van Noten chose to go back to the classics. His runway show was swarming with models who have walked for him from near and far and the room was filled with gasps as each evergreen beauty emerged. In an interview, a few days prior, Dries commented “I decided not to make a big event of it. I just thought about going back to the essence of a show—models, lights, chairs.”

It wasn’t just the models who were timeless, Noten chose to resurrect prints from previous collections and re-work them into modern day glam, resulting in a multi-tonal frenzy of color and art. Oversized coats, which are a staple occurrence at a Dries Van Noten show, were embellished with abstract sequined spots emerging in a print version later, while heavily printed slip dresses were layered over arty shirts.

Daiane Conterato wore a rust and vine printed pantsuit donning black and blue spherical spots, a navy knit and white tee; her look finished off with snow sneakers. Meanwhile, Cecilia Chancellor took to the runway in white jeans, oxfords, socks, a chunky navy knit and a multi-tonal denim coat with gray and cobalt blue fur collar. Out of all the femmes of the industry who featured in Noten’s show, it was Yasmin Warsame’s elegance and grace that won our hearts. She sported mid blue jeans, white rounded court shoes, a paper-like turtleneck and two-tone bronze and disco blue blazer which glimmered in the bright lights. Her arms draped with a neutral-hued fur jacket, and her disposition read like she’d been there before.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji