Music has always been important to Dries Van Noten. Avid fans will remember his Fall/Winter 2011 show soundtracked by a specially mixed David Bowie master. This season, the Belgian designer explored his ’90s rave culture with a more grown-up sensibility. Guests headed to the multi-story car park for the show, where experimental musicians played his beats on mellow techno, and beer was served from steel carts. At the top, Belgian duo Lander & Adriaan played what Shaw Note called a “sophisticated rave” on drums and synths. The hypnotic soundtrack is oversized with abstract patterns from his botanical motifs, furry clogs, and cinched-waist tailored coats to his puffers, his jackets, and his roomy ’90s cargo. set the tone for a new collection featuring outerwear right down to pants.