Watch Dries Van Noten Get Surreal in New Campaign Film
If there’s anyone that knows how to present a collection, it’s Dries Van Noten. The Belgian designer, known for his minimalist lines and cerebral precision, just unveiled a promo video titled High Tide for his recently released Spring/Summer 15 women’s collection. Albert Moya, known for the 2013 drama American Autumn, directed the short as both a fashion film and a surrealist work of the avant-garde. Eduard Grau, the cinematographer for Tom Ford’s A Single Man, also joined the collaboration which was filmed on Wall Street and Long Beach.
Moya calls it "A metaphor of resurrection and of the return to the light, this film is also a tribute to the spirit of fashion; a reawakening of the new after the twilight of the days gone by," and we can’t agree more. The gorgeous model cast, including Van Noten’s muse Hanne Gaby Odiele, help to lead a dying man from his last breath into a new life, as a child again, walking along the shore. The line shows Van Noten’s more colorful side, featuring prints and textures so dazzling that the models look like melancholic mermaids who stepped out of a dark fairy tale. We are in love with the collection Van Noten has put together, and most of all, we love his unabashed look at life, death, and rebirth.