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TAKING place in an abandoned building in Paris’ Opera district, the surrounding four walls may have been crumbling but Dries Van Noten‘s spring-summer 2024 collection was effortlessly structured.

Known for his chic aesthetic that blends graphic fabrics with more masculine cuts, the womenswear offering elevated the everyday look with a sportswear spin.

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Exploring contrast this season through applying unusual codes to more traditional designs, a rugby stripe motif became a prominent part of SS24 finding itself across asymmetric dresses, while tennis scarves were reworked into knitted tops or into the drapes of a skirt.

Other fusions were seen in graphic racer check patterns, contrasting club blazers, and suits exploding in proportion.

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

As the collection slowly unravelled, the looks transitioned from an array of toned down neutral coloured mix-matched outfits to bolder, more classically Dries combinations. Think juxtaposing graphics, pinstripes, florals and heavy embellishments!

Photograph: Rosemarie ten Voorde

Opposing sentiments is at the foundation of Dries Van Noten and SS24 brought a little injection of gold-medal winning spirit to the runway.

by Imogen Clark

All photography by Rosemarie ten Voorde is exclusive to Glass

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