Dries Van Noten talks to Suzy about his career spanning 30 years. He began his career in 1986 designing his own collection of menswear.
Since then he has flourished with sophisticated & poetic shows in Paris, marrying art and craft.
He discusses being part of the alumni of the “Antwerp Six” who graduated from the strong-minded school, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, between 1980–81 and managed, with the help of intellectual teacher Linda Loppa, to plant the seeds of style in the Belgian city.
Known for his vibrant prints and use of colour and flowers, Dries creates a balance of reality and dream.
When one aspect came forward - like the magnetic combination of the pragmatic Belgian realist and haute couture genius Christian Lacroix - the effect marked fashion history.
Produced by Natasha Cowan @tashonfash
Edited by Tim Thornton @timwthornton
Music by @joergzuber
Graphics by Paul Wallis
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