Nothing is what you think it is any more. Two great collections from Dries Van Noten and Undercover prove that’s OK.
The sense that things are not as they seem, that all the recognizable signposts suddenly look different and the world as you know it has gone topsy-turvy, is currently an everyday lament. You can have an existential crisis about it, or you can use it as a fuel for creativity. Surrealism followed the First World War; abstract expressionism, the Second. Often the worst of times produces the most interesting art.
Or, in this case, confusing times make for great fashion.
As Dries Van Noten said backstage after a show that twisted,
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