For his Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear Collection Dries Van Noten collaged prints from seventeenth-century botanical etchings, jungle scenes, and seascapes onto decorous couture shapes, which he rendered in fabrics that were resolutely ready-to-wear. The print of this cropped jacket was shown on the 2012 runway in a variety of color combinations.
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.