This autumn sees the launch of two unique publications featuring the work of the quiet maverick of fashion, Dries Van Noten.
The Belgian designer, who is celebrating his 100th show this year, is renowned for his unique prints and sublime tailoring. Each book contains over 2000 unique prints showcasing both his men’s and women’s collections, with words by renowned fashion journalists Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks.
Not just coffee table decorations, these publications celebrate the heritage of a man whose industry simply sets him apart: he eschews couture and advertising, and his designs are devoured by style devotees who covet contemporary heirlooms, not many-of-a-kind must-haves. Dries Van Noten’s creativity is captured here in glorious, glossy technicolor and these books, like his designs, are not about throwaway fashion or red carpet one-nighters. They reflect a colour-soaked, precise, yet easy elegance which surely sets the scene for his next 100 shows to come.
Dries Van Noten, a dual retrospective of 100 shows and collections, is published this October by Lannoo.