Dries Van Noten might not make headlines like some of the designers on the jam-packed Paris schedule, but he's a high fashion favorite nonetheless. The veteran Belgian - whose Royal Academy of Fine Arts peers includes legends like Margiela and Demeulemeester - has attracted a devoted following among industry insiders thanks to his witty approach to menswear that pairs expert tailoring with swaggering ornamentation.

For FW16, Dries took to the Palais Garnier opera house, a quite frankly stunning setting that was in stark contrast to the military and psychedelic themes dominating his clothing. Fine suiting fit for a general and vast fur-trimmed greatcoats were standout parts of Dries' uniform, with medallions and insignia gleefully plastered over several pieces. Olive drab parkas had their fronts severed in half and slimmed-down bombers were executed in plush quilted satin.

At the other end of the spectrum, Van Noten got all trippy on us, adorning several pieces with artwork from legendary psychadelic artist Wes Wilson. Much like the Marilyn Monroe pieces that dominated his SS16 lineup, it looks like the mild-mannered Belgian has got plenty to offer flamboyant peacocks in 2016.

For more from Paris Fashion Week, check out our first street style report from the French capital.

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