DRIES VAN NOTEN
The work of fashion designer Dries Van Noten is being celebrated with the launch of two unique books that document a colourful career spanning 26 years. Having reached the milestone of 100 fashion collections, the designer is the subject of two retrospective tomes by Lannoo Publishers, which will launch in October. Entitled simply Dries Van Noten 1-50, and Dries Van Noten 51-100, the two books document a career that began in 1991, and take readers on a visual journey through 2,000 unique images. Described by The New York Times as “one of fashion’s most cerebral designers”, and considered to be an icon in his hometown of Antwerp, Van Noten is known for his highly intellectual approach to design, as well as his vivid use of pattern and a magpie’s eye for mixing references. Much of the text accompanying the photographs is written by Susannah Frankel ( AnOther Magazine) and Tim Blanks ( The Business of
Fashion), who provide valuable insight into the collections. Covering both menswear and womenswear, these books are a detailed look at the work of a unique talent, and a must-buy for every serious fashion aficionado.