This season Dries Van Noten blended a rhapsody of clashing prints and striking collage of textures. The opening look, a swirling marble patterned jacket with fur lapel (an idea that also featured in the menswear collection) was matched with a print on a skirt that resembled swaying blades of grass. There was a lot for the eye to take in but thankfully the catwalk was long enough to accommodate a prolonged gaze. Skirts were cut wide and pocketed on the hip. Trousers were roomy and pleated at the waist. Colours blue, rust, sunflower, deep pea and white were contrasted with snakeskin (on boots or printed on silk), plexi-heels and vivid navy on clutch bags. Vintage wallpaper seemed to be an influence as 70s style prints and Chinoiserie were placed together on dresses. The silhouette on the final evening dresses, all cut from silk, was unfussy allowing the prints to lead the way.