Runway Report: Dries Van Noten SS18

There are certain textures and treatments that come to mind when you think of Dries Van Noten; embellishments, sequins, velour, brocade and good amounts of color. While other designers used their fashion week platforms to speak to, and against current political climates, Dries decided that he was going to do the opposite; he was going to have fun, and remind women to do the same.

As far as a woman’s day-to-night wardrobe goes, the Belgian designer has it covered. Under the ornate chandeliers at Hôtel de Ville, glided an array of optimistic options for the new season. A nude-hued slip dress with diamante spaghetti straps and net overlay would pair well with a white tee for day, and heels for night, while the pastel lavender trench coat paired with indigo and gold brocade boots could be a great ensemble for that summer date. Van Noten also presented enough groundbreaking florals to keep those romantic Spring lovers content, and we were particularly taken with the block tartan and large floral kimono wrap placed over a sheer peach embellished top and matching peach pants. So fun!

You cannot fault the man for prioritizing the idea that women should have something to nice to wear all the time, and with floods of vibrancy and fancy fabric, SS18 is set to be another Van Noten wardrobe-winner.

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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