Spring is sprouting......

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At Jack Straw that is....

Dries Van Noten's new collection had an entirely primal origin: Let there be light. He'd been looking at the work of Jef Verheyen, a Belgian painter who died in 1984 (and is therefore now on the brink of a major revival), and it made him ponder the ways he could transmute Verheyen's efforts to capture light. What the designer came up with was an ombré effect, which produced some striking pieces, especially when it intersected with the collection's other key reference point—Chinese ceramics. Art and ethnology have often been Van Noten's touchstones.


UncategorizedLenna Petersen