What can be said of Dries Van Noten that hasn’t already been noted? Van Noten is perhaps the most visible member of the Antwerp 6, with only one other member — Walter Van Beirendonck — even showing at Paris Fashion Week (Ann Demeulemeester‘s label is present, though the designer retired in 2013), and has earned a reputation for exacting, ultra-premium menswear over his decades in the business — Fall/Winter 2019 only underlines his well-deserved legacy.
Ranging from understated pinstriped mac coats to a wild tie-dyed double-breasted suit, Van Noten both reaffirming and undercutting the classic tailoring that his label has offered since 1986. Clever rug layering create exaggerated proportions, while duvet layers and scarves make for appropriately playful cold weather accessories. The tie-dye expands as the collection continues, with rich, psychedelic patterns appearing across suits, sweaters and pajama sets alike. Hefty sneakers and trench coats in padded cotton and shiny leather aid in weighing down the lofty colors.
Check out the runway looks above and watch the full runway below.