This newly revised and luxuriously finished edition of a highly collectable book features the first 50 Van Noten fashion shows since 1991, brilliantly captured in over 1,000 photos and detailed information -Contains new texts on the couturier, written by internationally acclaimed fashion journalists Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel From the hundreds of fashion images collected in this book, and the photographs of shows at unique locations worldwide, this book presents the complete overview of the first fifty collections by this top Belgian designer. Study his evolution, marvel at his coherent, aesthetic vision, appreciate his fascination with professional skill, and his gift for combining unique prints and colours. Internationally acclaimed fashion journalists Tim Blanks and Susannah Frankel guide you through Van Noten's artistic universe, giving you an intriguing insight into this independent and exceptionally successful fashion house. This edition is an updated version of the historic book first published in 2004, following Dries Van Noten's 50th fashion show, now fully revised with new photos and new texts. "Dries Van Noten stands for all the things I've always liked: the decorative and the practical." - Suzy Menkes, Vogue.com "The Belgian designer's vivid imagination knows no bounds, resulting in collections that are kaleidoscopic in their references." - Tamsin Blanchard, The Telegraph
Dries Van Noten started his own label in 1986. It was an instant success, as he could immediately count Barneys NY, Pauw in Amsterdam and Whistles in London among his clients. Later that year, he opened his first shop in Antwerp: the internationally renowned Modepaleis. He has also opened shops in Paris, Tokyo and Osaka and is the recipient of multiples awards. In September 2015, Tim Blanks was named editor-at-large for Business of Fashion, a leading global resource for fashion. He held the same position for 10 years at Style.com, Conde Nast's digital entity, and he hosted Fashion File for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 16 years. Susannah Frankel became editor-in-chief of Another Magazine, after having worked as a fashion editor for The Independent and The Guardian.