Frozen in time


The semi-annual fashion shows by Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten have never really been a run-of-the-mill affair. From an impromptu street performance in an obscure Paris quartier to a candlelit sit-down dinner for hundreds, memorable is an inadequate word to describe his fashion happenings.

But for his spring 2017 ready-to-wear show, he knocked the stylish socks off even the most jaded fashionistas, and that's not an easy feat. He asked Japanese flower artist Azuma Makoto to reprise his Iced Flowers show: intricate flower bouquets were frozen in ice and served as columns along the runway, the perfect complement for a series of floral-print garments. It was a memorable mash-up moment of quiet drama and outrageous beauty – flower power at its best! (photos via