The prints are the first thing you notice about Dries van Noten's S/S 2012 collection. Images of seventeenth-century botanical etchings, Victorian jungle scenes and black and white seascapes were used, all artfully arranged on each individual piece.
One of the influential ‘Antwerp Six’ design collective, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten launched his eponymous label in 1986. His eccentric womenswear collections are renowned for their heavy use of layering, contrasting prints, sharp colours and dynamic tailoring, which define his aesthetic. Today, Van Noten exclusively sells ready-to-wear fashion, as the acclaimed designer only believes in statement dressing that is both versatile and iconic. Season after season, the Dries Van Noten show accrues critical acclaim for its cerebral profoundness, along with a real buzz among its die-hard fans. The Dries look is definitely distinct: the colours are always delicious, the cuts are consistently innovative, and the overall result is constantly at the top of our wish list. One of the most highly regarded fashion designers in the world, celebrated for his intelligent designs and unique fashion sensibility.