Lookbook | Dries Van Noten Fall Winter 2016 Wednesday October 12, 2016 He might not make headlines like some of the designers on the closely watched fashion schedule, but if you’re into fashion and you haven’t heard the name Dries Van Noten, you might want to do some homework. Third-generation couturier and distinctive alum of the “Antwerp Six,” a revolutionary Belgian design collective of the 80’s, Dries is not a designer that craves the spotlight, opting instead to remain quietly confident and allowing his genius creations to speak for themselves. He is a master artist – and fabric is his medium. In 1986, after graduating from the Fashion Design course at Antwerp’s Royal Academy, Dries Van Noten found instant success producing his own line of shirts, trousers, and blazers that were immediately bought by the likes of Barneys New York, Pauw in Amsterdam, and Whistles London. Decades later Dries Van Noten continues to be one of the most highly regarded fashion designers (whom still remains as an independent label), celebrated for his intelligent designs and unique fashion sensibility. For FW16, Dries took military and Wes Wilson’s psychedelic theme to its full extent, with medallion and insignia custom embroidery patches over several pieces. Dries Van Noten is an in-store exclusive, please e-mail for inquiries.