Friday, June 26, 2009

Dries Van Noten

“Tokyo meets Calcutta” was the theme of the show. It was outside in front of the old stock exchange under the overhang (originally scheduled to be out in the open) making for a tight show and seating close to impossible. It was a bit amusing to see everyone trip on this small detail. Nonetheless the show went on. A van drove up from the street blaring the Black Eyed Peas “Boom Boom Pow” and provided the music and a really amazing energy for the start of the show. I thought the presentation was genius in this sense. As far as the close were concerned it was very Dries and delicate which I liked but with a slight twist exotic twist giving nod to classic Dries in respect to the prints and colors. A slight departure but nothing too groundbreaking. It must be pointed out that the second the show ended thunder roared in the skies providing for an excellent ending and precursor to a roar of applause. It was a moment for sure.