Founded by Dries Van Noten in Antwerp, Belgium in 1986, the brand is best known for eccentric designs, using detail-orientated fabrics and prints with a minimalistic element. Dries Van Noten is a designer noted for his original prints and exceptional tailored pieces.
Dries Van Noten comes from a background of third generation tailors and he grew up working in his in his dad’s menswear store. With a passion for fabrics, he enrolled on a fashion course at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. After graduation, Van Noten launched a collection of blazers, shirts and trousers for men. The line was an instant hit and attracted buyers from Barneys in New York. Soon, he launched a womenswear line and the designers’ signature eclectic style with printed dresses and bold office wear launched him into the fashion world.
Today, Van Noten has successfully built up his brand that is sold in more than 400 stores worldwide. Currently, the company offers menswear, womenswear, shoes and accessories.