"Dries Van Noten is a master artist and fabric is his medium." - www.barneys.com. "One of fashion's most cerebral designers." New York Times. Dries Van Noten, published by Lannoo in 2014, was a surprise success: a stunning career survey of the Belgian designer that drew critical acclaim and became a global bestseller. Prior to that, in 2005, on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday, Dries Van Noten published a compilation of his first fifty fashion shows. Now rare and highly coveted, and ten years after its publication, this original edition is to be followed by Collections 51 to 100 of the famous Belgian fashion house. Similarly gorgeous, much anticipated, and exquisitely produced, this new volume shows Van Noten's body of work as it has evolved over the past decade while continuing to remain true to a coherent aesthetic vision. Superb craftsmanship, exotic patterns, artistic prints and unique combinations of textures are the hallmarks of any Dries Van Noten collection. Here his singular vision is presented in hundreds of superb photographs, selected from the thousands taken at his shows. The book contains an ID kit of each show and its location, as well as expert commentary.Published on the occasion of the 100th Dries Van Noten fashion defile.
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 was awarded several times. 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.