Belgian designer Dries Van Noten presented his SS19 collection in Paris today. The look was print-based, vibrantly colorful and styled out with sandals, swimwear and glossy fanny packs.
SS19 was made in collaboration with Verner Panton, a highly influential and critically lauded furniture and interior designer from Denmark. The Panton family granted Van Noten rare access to adapt the colorways of the designer's work, and he did so with aplomb.
The psychedelic graphics were realized across two-piece suits (worn with sandals), blazers, T-shirts, long button-up shirts, shorts, swim trunks and anoraks. The hypnotic pattern gave the effect of an optical illusion adding incredible depth to the fabrics. The palette was both muted and hyper-saturated, using shades of emerald, royal blue, vermillion, gold, orange, white, navy and brown.
Dries Van Noten is a minority in today's luxe-streetwear fashion landscape. Historically, the label spends no money on advertising or recruiting celebrity ambassadors. However, the label recently announced it sold a majority stake to the Puig Group. This could usher in a few changes but if SS19's collection is anything to go by, Dries Van Noten will still be as covetable and flawlessly designed as ever.