Clever Couture: Dries Van Noten from catwalk to high street
Clashing prints are big news this season with everyone from DVF, Cavalli and Katranzou mixing and matching. There are no hard and fast rules, but it's a look that takes fine-tuning to make sure you don't cross the line. Play around with pattern, colour, texture and scale until you create the best cocktail.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten used a collage of photographic prints for his current collection.
With a 17th-century painterly feel to them, landscape and botanical themes created calm and restful prints. Loose, carefully tailored silhouettes provided a generous canvas while oiled side-partings, barely there make-up and platform sandals kept the focus clear.
This printed shift from Marks & Spencer has the look nailed. Monochrome florals book-end a muted river scene to create a subtle and sophisticated piece.