Dries Van Noten – The way the Fashion Moves!
Born in 1958 Dries van Noten is a Belgium born national, he is a famous international fashion designer and owns a eponymous clothing brand, according to 2005 New York times he’s a most cerebral designer, his designs are based on minimalistic fashion of 90’s, in 2008 Academy awards Kate Blanchet walks on the red carpet wearing Dries van Noten outfit .
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Van Noten and his partner Vangheluwe own a 7acre country house near Antwerp, where he works and quench his passion for gardening, Dries van Noten have his brand boutiques all around the world, his very first shop was inaugurated in 1989 by the name of Het Modepaleis in his home town Antwerp and later he open his boutiques in Hong Kong and Tokyo, most recently in 2007 a showroom was launched in Singapore and in Paris where he has used antiques collected from all over the world to decorate his shop. Approximately they have more than 400 shops ala around the world with the net sales of 32 million euro per year.
Dries van Noten never had launched any couture collection but have always prefer designing for masses and ready to wear outfits, he uses original fabrics, colors and layering for his work. In one interview he admit that he don’t like making outfits which don’t get sell in retail stores.
During the world war his grandfather invent the idea of ready to wear dresses, what he uses to do is rejuvenate the striped dresses by tuning them inside out. Dries father was a professional tailor and in 1970 he opened fashion shop where he showcase the designs of Ungaro, and Ferragamo followed by decent sized boutique in the city center of Antwerp. Dries van Noten mothers Cassandra was also related to this business she has store for the collection rare linen and laces.
Dries van Noten is a third generation of tailor or fashion designer of his family, he gets his fashion education and graduation from Antwerp’s Royal Academy in 1980 at the age 22, while studying and after the graduation he’d worked as a free lancer designer for different commercial manufacturer and finally in 1986 he launch his first collection of shirts, jackets and trousers for both man and women, his work got him immediate success
Dries van Noten as a creative and belonging to the family who had server the arts is the fan of all sorts of arts, in 2007 when he opened a outfit showroom he sets on a mission to preserve and renovation of historical architect for this purpose he bought a shop from a 17th century which also had been the boutique of his father’s rival and he renovated it completely the place is known as NO 8 Quai Macaques adjacent to Academy Francis and the institute of the Academy des Beaux Paris Arts.
Now Dries van Noten is considered as one of the most respectable designer in the fashion world and top celebrities of the world wish to wear his designs apart from his first boutique in Antwerp he had his brand franchise all over the world including in Paris, Tokyo, Singapore, USA and Hong Kong.