Welcome to my series, “Outside the Box”. This series is to show you looks, designers, people and style that might broaden your horizons and help you to see outside the style box. Most of us are limited by what we see in magazines, on Instagram or on celebrities. The hope of this series is to show you something new and bring you further in your style journey, a help to find A Style That is You.
Our subject for the premiere post-Dries Van Noten.
Dries Van Noten Collection
Dries Van Noten, born in May 1958, is a World Famous Fashion Designer from Belgium. The Van Noten family has a long history in the fashion industry, Dries Von Noten is third generation. Van Noten graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy and is part of The renowned Antwerp Six. As a start in 1986, Van Noten and some of his fellow graduates rented a truck and set up shop outside of London Fashion Week! Bold.
Van Noten is known for using bold colors and pattern mixing in his designs. I first discovered him in a Biographical Fashion Documentary. He mixes pattern and refinement level creatively, yet seamlessly. The New York Times describe him as “one of fashion’s most cerebral designers”. I would describe his aesthetic as British Estate meets Creative Pattern.
Van Noten is a regular on The Fashion Week Schedule showing at Paris, London and more. This year in a surprise turn Van Noten came together in an unexpected collaboration with famous designer, Christian Lacroix.
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