If Spring 2011 is all about layers and combinations of bright colors, then Fall 2011 is shaping up to be all about layers and combinations of strong textures. Python, velvet, fur, tweed, wool, sequins, leather – the more materials you can pile on to an outfit, the better, and Dries Van Noten Fall 2011 will help you do that via your handbag.

The prototypical Dries fall handbag is made of at least two materials and colors that vary as widely as cobalt velvet and splashy yellow python, sometimes all on the same bag. As outlandish as that my sound, the designer did a fantastic job of combining colors and materials in ways that are not only exceptionally wearable, but also germane to how modern women dress. To take such disparate and bold materials and make them work together in ways that are intensely appealing is nothing short of impressive.

Photos via Vogue.com.

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