Dries Van Notens’ womenswear  A/W 2012 collection was not only a Textile Designers dream but one that showed pieces for everyday wear.
There was structured tailoring in the form of engineered ethnic prints inspired by visits to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In particular the decorative arts and costumes of the world. Textiles from China, Japan and Korea were photographed then assembled into beautiful collages. Embellishment took form as embroidered birds in flight or dragons on elegant jackets for evening wear or, for those of us who dare, day or night! For some Textile inspiration the Victoria and Albert Museum is certainly somewhere to while away a day or much longer! If London is not on your doorstep then order yourself a copy of ” Dress in Detail From Around The World” by Rosemary Crill, Jennifer Wearden and Verity Wilson here. driesvannoten.be Images Vogue.com