The classic structure of sartorialism, infused with a sense of loucheness and sensuality. A rumination between the need for protection, and the intimacy of up-close tactility. Dries Van Noten menswear Spring/Summer 2023 starts with the friction between these two forces; the refined, precious and intimate vs hard, robust outer layers that protect us from the world. Softness and solidity. The collection curates different archetypes of man; after-dark dandy, cowboy, garage scene grifter, sleepy daydreamer. Their mannerisms and codes are manipulated to form new interpretations of each stereotype.