Dries Van Noten Menswear 2009

Dries Van Noten does ‘Communist chic’ Though Dries Van Noten’s collection of smart, clean-cut suits in drab and navy could be dubbed Communist chic, the Belgian designer’s collection was, ironically, among the most marketable of day one of Paris menswear week. Van Noten, whose use of ethnic elements and vivid prints has won him a […]

Dries Van Noten S/S 2009

Born in Antwerp in 1958, Dries Van Noten is the third generation in a family of tailors. Between the two world wars, his grandfather reworked second-hand clothes by turning them inside out and introduced Antwerp to the concept of ready-to-wear. In 1970 Dries’ father opened a large upscale fashion boutique in the outskirts of Antwerp […]