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  1. […] Dries Van Noten collaborates with artist Alexandra Kehayoglou for his s/s 2015 … Dries Van Noten scored the most talked about show of this season's Paris Fashion Week, recreating for s/s 2015 an amazing fairy tale scenery, in collaboration with Buenos Aires-based rug artist Alexandra Kehayoglou. Kehayoglou devised for the occasion … Read more on HGIssue […]

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Dries Van Noten collaborates with artist Alexandra Kehayoglou for his s/s 2015 show

Dries Van Noten scored the most talked about show of this season’s Paris Fashion Week, recreating for s/s 2015 an amazing fairy tale scenery, in collaboration with Buenos Aires-based rug artist Alexandra Kehayoglou. Kehayoglou devised for the occasion a hand-woven carpet of gigantic dimensions, evoking a dreamlike mossy forest, in pales shades of green and blue. The installation covered the entire catwalk, giving the impression that models were transformed into a short of otherworldly nymphs, walking hypnotized amidst a real forest. The carpet was inspired by the Argentinean pastoral landscape and, like all pieces by Kehayoglou, it was meant “to feel infinite, like a portal that has the power of taking you where your memories are”.

But it wasn’t only about the carpet. For s/s 2015, Dries Van Noten showed a fantastic mix of silk pajama pants, semi-transparent dresses, bohemian sarong skirts, striped bomber jackets and jacquard coats that were received with great enthusiasm. The designer was inspired by Midsummer Night’s Dream and by John Everett’s Ophelia, the famous painting that depicts Shakespeare’s character singing while floating in a river, covered up in flowers, just before she dies.

“The collection is about a girl who loves the full moon but also the sunlight. But, at the same time, it’s about a girl who loves festivals: Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Burning Man. She loves nature; she doesn’t follow the rules so she puts on precious fabrics in whatever way she wants,” said the designer after the show, describing his eclectic mix of references. As for the show’s finale, it couldn’t have been more impressive: the models sat down languidly on Kehayoglou’s magic carpet, as if they were attending a summer festival –or as if they were trapped inside a Pre-Raphaelite painting!