One of the Antwerp 6, Dries Van Noten is not a designer that craves the spotlight, opting instead to remain quietly confident and allowing his genius creations to speak for themselves.
In 1986, after graduating from the Fashion Design course at Antwerp’s Royal Academy, Dries Van Noten found instant success producing his own line of shirts, trousers and blazers that were immediately bought by the likes of Barneys New York, Pauw in Amsterdam and Whistles London. Decades later Dries Van Noten continues to be one of the most highly regarded fashion designers in the world, celebrated for his intelligent designs and unique fashion sensibility. Season after season, the Dries Van Noten show accrues critical acclaim for its cerebral profoundness, along with a real buzz among its die-hard fans. The Dries look is definitely distinct: the colours are always delicious, the cuts are consistently innovative, and the overall result is constantly at the top of our wish list.
Leave it to Dries Van Noten to splash colour all over Spring ’16. The Belgian designer creates a vibrant and dynamic collection – bold prints and dazzling sequins are commonplace here. Key pieces to pick up include delicate 90s-style slip dresses, flesh-baring crop tops adorned with sparkles, and attention-stealing, maximalist gowns. Dries Van Noten shoes are must-have investment pieces this season too: majestically shaped, they will instantly lift anything they’re paired with – we’ll take one in each magnificent colourway please!