Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten presented his 100th collection in March 2017. September 2017 sees the publication of a full retrospective book of every Dries Van Noten fashion show from his beginnings to date. Mostly never before published pictures as well as accounts of his renowned shows fill the pages of the two volumes covering Shows 1 C 50 and shows 51 to 100.
Dries Van Noten is renowned for his mastery of exquisite fabrics and his eye for and innovation of prints, embroideries and colour. His singular creative process draws inspiration from many varied creative fields, from art to cinema, music to the performing arts.
These two books delve into the fashion designers work and aesthetic vocabulary, documenting and capturing the spirit of each collection with more than 2000 pictures detailing everything from the runway to the backstage, from the invitations to the scenography and uncommon choice of locations.
Each show is depicted in texts written by renowned journalists Susannah Frankel (the collections for women) and Tim Blanks (the mens collections). They recount the inspirations, creative references and context of each collection.
The books will be published by Lannoo Publishers and will be available from September 2017 in Belgium and The Netherlands and worldwide in October 2017, and will also be released in a limited-edition slipcase.