Wednesday, July 16, 2008


I was looking at at the new Spring 2009 menswear collections, and I came across these shoes by Dries Van Noten, the Belgian designer. I'm a big fan of his work, for women and men. Like Miuccia Prada and Marc Jacobs, he doesn't follow trends; he does what he likes and in the end he sets trends himself. He is often inspired by flowers and his garden, and so for Spring 2008 his women's collection featured a mad mix of really wonderful big floral prints. You definitely would have to know what you're doing to put them together; these are not clothes for amateurs...

I love these men's shoes. They're kind of turn-of-the-century Edwardian and modern at the same time. He combines different color leathers, and adds a monk strap to a tie-up shoe. I think you could wear these with everything from grey flannel trousers to khakis to jeans. Just add a white shirt, and you've got style; these shoes do all the talking for you.

Michael Kors once told me, if you've got a good haircut, a good watch, and good shoes, then you've got style. Remember that.

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