Saturday, 28 June 2014

Men’s: Ballet Dancer. Dries Van Noten SS15


Rudolf Nureyev was a famous Russian ballet dancer, which through talent  explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women. Most of his life, Rudolf spent in Paris, continuing to be a star in his proffesion and also in fashion/art world. His famous "open-chest" style and friendship with artists like Andy Warhol made him a fashion icon and also a legend. And who from all the designers opened up on him? Dries Van Noten. That was the strongest collection ever from Dries in men's fashion. It's ballet dancer beauty and calmness was the best thing I saw during the whole fashion week in Paris, and overall. "I'd had enough of rock and a cool attitude," he said post-show. "It was time for something completely different. I wanted a sensual man." In the service of whom, he showed bared torsos, scooped necks, blousy shirts, and baggy shorts. Before creating the clothes, Van Noten studied the ballet costumes: learning about bodies sitting, standing, and in motion. That's from where the harness elements came from, covering shoulders and giving a fetishistic flourish. If talking ballet, these clothes are perfection. Talking everyday- maybe not everything (for example the torsos or African embroidered vests) but this collection is going to have it's own clientele. I am really interested in it, just like I've got interested in Nureyev.








Original source: Design & Culture by Ed

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