Paper Dreams

Paper Dreams

Weirdly for a supposedly instant-hungry fashion blogger, using (slash stealing) pics from to use for posts feels like a very unsatisfactory procedure.  Necessary sometimes but not enjoyable.  A boxed-in bound glossy photo book consisting of an atmospheric photo story as well as the perfunctory catwalk shots that arrives at just about the time when the pieces will be going into store is a completely different kettle of fish.   

I leapt upon this Dries Van Noten's lookbook, opening the box, lifting off the layer of tissue paper with enthusiasm last night when I got back from Paris (no real posts yesterday – will be explained later at approx. 6pm).  It mainly consists of a series of images by noted backstage photographer Schohaja Stassler, which documented the A/W 11-12 show from venue to backstage to runway at the opulent Hotel de Ville (best carpeted staircase that I've ever taken to ascend into a show‚Ķ).  Dries Van Noten in general seem to have a knack for tactile printed paraphernalia as I've kept their velvet textured invite from A/W 11-12 and this  boxed-in glossy booklet certainly jolted the show in my head again, better than any video.  Or should I not be saying that as a Vimeo-lovin', HTML-savvy sorta gal? 

The swell of David Bowie's Heroes, reworked by 2 Many DJs, the pattern puzzles that were Dries classicisms and the freedom of the clash of textures and prints in the pieces all came flooding back.  I take Dries for granted for its on-form consistency sometimes but a printed package like this is a potent reminder of a collection that impacted without making a scream. 


















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  1. Erika

    2011-06-29 at 12:10 PM

    Love Dries Van Noten!!
    Département Féminin carries DVN.
    I can’t wait to see what they will bring in!!!!!!

  2. Katarzyna

    2011-06-29 at 12:31 PM

    It’s so beautiful!

  3. mlmag

    2011-06-29 at 1:16 PM

    Fabulous pics ;D
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  4. Natalie

    2011-06-29 at 2:02 PM

    Absolutely jealous of this!

  5. Laura

    2011-06-29 at 3:49 PM

    SO beautiful! there are some really lovely photos of the models xx

  6. Caroline

    2011-06-29 at 4:30 PM

    I like that the same tones (red, blue, browns) reoccur in the photographs.

  7. Kate

    2011-06-29 at 4:34 PM

    Gorgeous lookbook! Seems like a personal album 🙂

  8. Pedro Garfo

    2011-06-29 at 4:39 PM

    Great Lookbook 🙂
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  9. Mertxe Hernandez

    2011-06-29 at 4:53 PM

    Excelent pics!!! very nice… and looks like a book with so great photos!! Wooow!!!


    2011-06-29 at 6:03 PM

    Her work is really nice… we should her work before for our Beauty Program too… its super nice…. 😀

  11. Closet Cravings

    2011-06-29 at 9:12 PM

    I love when things are presented in a beautiful way. It’s just nice when things are made special. =)
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  12. Verena

    2011-06-29 at 9:12 PM

    I love when people make on effort with their lookbooks.

  13. Igne Pikalaviciute

    2011-06-29 at 9:22 PM

    i adore things packed in a beautiful subtle boxes with small printed letters.

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    2011-06-30 at 9:22 AM

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    2011-06-30 at 2:13 PM

    Wonderful collections. I like this paper dreams very much. You have described very differently. Thanks for sharing.

  16. RIY_KA

    2011-06-30 at 6:38 PM

    so magical, and such a lovely different way of promoting the collection

  17. YoXx

    2011-07-01 at 10:55 PM

    I want to be you…

  18. The Sister Lionheart

    2011-07-02 at 4:45 PM

    hi, i have your press release in russian Vogue #7 2011, here it is:
    i know that u have special section for your press releaseson your web-site, so i decided that u would be interested in this.

  19. Rosalind Louise

    2011-07-03 at 3:20 AM

    Thanks for all the lovely pictures!

  20. jessica

    2011-07-03 at 8:49 AM

    Yes, you are really right and the effect is pretty good!

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    2011-10-07 at 3:38 PM

    Great stuff, very pretty!

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