PARIS, Jan 24, 2010 / FW/ — It was a brilliant riff from the current zeitgeist, our pre-occupation with iPods and MP3 players, something that was not lost on Dries Van Noten who had the models carry their own music on the catwalk.


For all we know, it might even be Van Noten’s nod on the recently concluded CES and men’s love for gizmos and gadgets. Whatever the reason was, it set the tone for the collection – modern and sleek with just a touch of retro to make it very interesting.

Sharply tailored suits and jacket in the traditional tweeds were paired with very utilitarian trousers. Shirts in stripes and Prince of Wales checks were worn under sleeves quilted outer wear vests that has been citified.