Van Noten, Dries
Pronunciation: Drez Van No-ten
Dries Van Noten is a Belgian designer that creates clothes that are eccentric in nature. Using ethnic and art inspired prints, textures and fabrics formed into layers, Van Noten’s style has been dubbed as cerebral, poetic and eclectic. A member of the Antwerp 6 of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts who introduced Belgian fashion to the world in the 80’s, he started his own collection in 1986. Van Noten is also noted for shunning the traditional marketing of his line, opting for wood of mouth over releasing advertisements. Van Noten’s notable clients include Cate Blanchett whom he dressed for the 2008 Academy Awards, Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Aniston.