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Dries Van Noten is the Latest Designer to Get His Own Documentary

Picture of India Doyle
Updated: 1 March 2017
Everyone loves a good fashion documentary, and Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is the latest to be cast in the spotlight.

Dries is directed by Reiner Holzemer, Dries focuses on the relatively unknown man behind the major brand Dries Van Noten, and promises to offer an intimate portrait of the designer, featuring guest appearances from the likes of Iris Apfel.

A member of the legendary Antwerp Six, Van Noten had his breakthrough moment when he presented his first menswear collection at London Fashion Week in 1986. Since then he has expanded the breadth of his label to encompass womenswear as well, with a focus on rich, beautiful textiles and prints.

The documentary follows behind the wildly successful Dior & I, which profiled fellow Belgian Raf Simons, The September Issue and Valentino: The Last Emperor. In spite of the social media age, major houses remain famously elusive and these sort of documentaries allow fans to swim in the magic and chaos of the mechanisms of the brand and production behind collections.

‘The word “fashion” I don’t like, because fashion means something which is over in 6 months,’ the designer says in the trailer. ‘I would like to find something which is more timeless,’ he added. Having reached his 100th show this month, now seems the perfect time to release such a tribute to the brand, and the creative visionary behind it.