Dries Van Noten hit a fashion milestone in March 2017, presenting his 100th collection at Paris Fashion Week. Marking the occasion he used 54 models that have walked for him since 1993 and is following up his landmark moment wth a book being released in September. Having spent a long time in the industry, Van Noten views the new book as being something that “commemorates my past so that I may just focus on the future and further evolving as designer from now.” With mostly never-seen-before photographs and accounts from his most famous shows, the two-volume book will cover every collection he has so far released.
DVN is a brand known for its bold colours and prints. The new book will take readers behind the aesthetics and visuals of each show and bring an in-depth coverage to each and every catwalk collection. Enlisting the help of Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks, for womenswear and menswear respectively, they recount the inspirations, creative references and the context behind each season’s release. On the book itself Van Noten says: “It is exciting having all the shows in this special object, being able to remember, read and understand the context and inspiration of a show through texts and pictures”. You can get the book from September if you’re in Belgium or the Netherlands. The worldwide release takes place from October 2017 onwards.