Dries Van Noten presents the SS23 collection as part of Paris Fashion Week, men’s. Beginning with the premise of ‘unusual elegance,’ this season focuses on classic sartorialism infused with a sense of loucheness and sensuality.
The collection curates different archetypes of man; after-dark dandy, cowboy, garage scene grifter, sleepy daydreamer. Their mannerisms and codes are manipulated to form new interpretations of each stereotype. Dries Van Noten spring/summer 2023 touches on the Zazou subculture of Paris during World War II; the youth in their considered finery dancing their troubles away to swing jazz at the Pam Pam Cafe.
The masculine tendencies of the cowboy feature in the Western-style shirting, boots and shoes. Suit shapes are rigorous. A new silhouette of blazer evolves; cropped, zipped and tight on the body. An exacting jacket with exacting square shoulders worn with flowing trousers in an excess of fabric; preciseness in the former, abandon in the latter.
As the brand’s first physical men’s show since January 2020, putting forth life-affirming moments were paramount to the brand. All things tactical and of sensory experience take center stage. Explore the Dries Van Noten SS23 collection in full, courtesy of Dries Van Noten.