Belgian designer Dries Van Noten adapted Verner Panton's characteristically vibrant prints to create a range of colourful garments for his Spring Summer 2019 menswear collection.
Presented last month in Paris, the collection saw Dries Van Noten adapt the scale and colour-ways of the late Danish designer Panton's designs to create a psychedelic clothing range.
Known for his unusual colour combinations, Panton, who died in 1998, is considered to be one of the most influential 20th century Danish furniture and interior designers.
He rose to fame in the 60s with his plastic, fibreglass and synthetic designs, saturated with vibrant and unusual colours, and is best known for the S-shaped Panton Chair that he developed with Vitra.
Panton's retro, three-dimensional 60s prints coloured in a range of bright colours including blues, oranges and reds are used to create shirts, trousers, shorts and coats in a bid to create a fresh take on menswear.
"It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with Verner Panton's prints," said Dries Van Noten. "We greatly enjoyed the confidence and freedom offered us in adapting and rescaling some of his works for garments."
"It has been an ambition to adapt his work in ours. We hope others enjoy the fruits of our collaboration as much as we have," he continued.
The show opened with a model dressed in sandals and swimming shorts, which featured Panton's distinctive wave pattern in shades of bright blue, purple, pink and orange.
This pattern and colour palette was continued throughout the collection, printed across slip-on shoes, slouchy jackets and tracksuits, smart long coats and sheer nylon parkas.
According to the designer, the collection is "an emphasis on a pared down yet elegant masculine silhouette", which "pushes conceptual codes of the utilitarian, tailoring and sportswear to soften the silhouette."
Also in the collection are smart suits paired with bright open-toe sandals, while classic high-shine work shoes are given life with exotic, cubic Panton prints.
The show took place inside a disused engineering college in Paris on 21 June 2018, as part of Paris men's fashion week.
"During the project with Dries Van Noten, the Vitra Design Museum staff supported the fashion team and my daughter Carin in the search for appropriate Panton textile designs," said Verner Panton's wife, Marianne Panton.
"I am very proud that Verner's colour systems and patterns have become a source of inspiration for Dries Van Noten and his latest collection," she continued. "These creations breathe new life into his textile designs and prove that they are still relevant today."
"These creations bring the textiles to life and prove that they are still relevant today. We heartily thank Vitra and the Vitra Design Museum for their time and assistance in the selection process," said Panton.
John Galliano also experimented with vibrant colours in his Artisanal AW 2018 women's collection designed for Maison Margiela, which featured layers of sorbet-coloured garments worn back to front.