Dries Van Noten. This line has always puts on exciting shows, and always won the critic's heart with their patterns. They pulled it off greatly in their Fall 2012 collections as well.
As cited from style.com, the collections seemed like a concoction of Frank Zappa and Oscar Wilde in one room. Imagining the mixture of those men has left me very curious. So I dragged my ass and started looking at the pieces. There is no doubt that Wilde's charisma can be felt with the elegant dress pants and trench coats, so does Zappa's. The graceful psychedelic, 60-s like patterns emphasizes how deeply inspired Dries Van Noten is to both of these inspiring men.
Let's note down to the show-pieces. First of all, the color-splashed jumpers encompasses the true vision of this terrific designer, and how it is matched with tight-fitted dress pants and burgundy-to-brown brogues.
Dashing trench coats and other sorts of amazing outerwear are featured in this collection as well, as Fall is approaching fast, outerwear is never a speck of dust in a giant's eye.
Dries Van Noten is absolutely a line worth the respect. Forever a fan.