of a collection can either be very literal or abstract. A painting, a certain colour, a thought, a gesture, a smell, a flower, anything really. What matters to me is the journey from the first flash of inspiration to the final destination, the individual garments, the collection.' Foppish...

Dries Van Noten Spring 11 Dries Van Noten's Spring collection was inspired by two totally different worlds: Chinese ceramics and Belgian painter Jef Verheyen's work. The numerous floral prints have obviously been derived from Chinese ceramics while painter Jef Verheyen influenced the...

The latest collection from Dries Van Noten sees the designer taking the glam rock individuality of David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust, and the classical restraint of the Ballet Russes. A noteworthy trend with any of Dries' collections, asymmetry- take this season the subtle difference between the...

I have been waiting with baited breath to see what Dries Van Noten had in store for Fall/Winter 2011, and he certainly did not disappoint. I agree wholeheartedly with Sarah Mower (vogue.com): "Watching a Dries Van Noten show sometimes has a slow-burn effect: It starts off seeming like nothing...

Dries Van Noten | Source: Girl Scene The Insider's Outsider(WSJ) "In today's fashion world of corporate ownership, design by committee and mass production and sales, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is an anomaly. Since he launched his brand in 1985, the 53-year-old Van Noten has lived and...

For someone who started designing under his own name when few in the business envisioned that fashion could come from Antwerp, let alone pronounce Belgian brands, the success and rave reviews that Dries Van Noten is currently enjoying have been a long time coming. Today he is one of the...

Dries Van Noten took influence by designs in London's Victoria and Albert Museum to create his lush coats, tailored suiting and patterned jackets, . The Van Noten woman takes her trip to the East with streamlined silhouettes, and I really loved the austere military inspired parkas and jackets...

For Inspirations, the first exhibition devoted to his nearly 30-year career, Dries Van Noten looked back on decades of influences, handpicked more than 400 garments and objects, and arranged them just so at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris last year. Now, that very retrospective is being...

Add the two together, and it equals to David Bowie, the original popstar who brought androgyny and avant-garde style first to attention globally. It's almost like a simple equation that seems evident to how Dries Van Noten came around his inspiration for his latest menswear collection....

The only problem with a Dries Van Noten show is that whatever else you see that day looks second-rate. His ability to capture something fresh and new in an unexpected harmony of color and patterns is spellbinding. Today's show was in the same industrial warehouse as his previous men's...

 

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