Similarly to shows like Moschino, Roberto Cavalli, and Versace where prints came out to shine in hyper-colored suits and jackets, the Dries Van Noten show at Paris Men Fashion Week FW 12-13 brought out the psychedelic in all of us. As artists were painting a white wall, the men strutted down the bare runway in some of the most colorfully patterned jackets we’ve seen yet. Paisley prints and squiggles covered the canvas. He called the collection a mix of Oscar Wilde and Frank Zappa, and it was decidedly so, as the colorful suits were also replaced by ones in finer fabrics like velvet. Aesthetics were taken from Dutch artist Gijs Frieling and calligraphy from the words of Wilde. Ironically, this was a far cry from Van Noten’s collection last season which was much more subdued.