Dries Van Noten Grey Wool Blazer/Jacket | Cinched Waist (6)
- Retail C$2,200 + tax
- Size 6 (true to size).
- 100% wool, with silk lining.
- The cinched waist is tres a-la-mode at the moment.
- Dries garment construction is nothing less than art.
Born in Antwerp in 1958, Dries Van Noten is the third generation in a family of tailors. At the age of 18, Dries entered the fashion design course of Antwerp’s Royal Academy. On graduating, he began to freelance as a consultant designer before starting his own collection of menswear in 1986. Positive reaction was almost immediate with orders placed by prestigious customers like Barneys New York, Pauw in Amsterdam and Whistles in London.
Since its beginnings Dries Van Noten has presented collections for women and men for Spring/Summer and fall/winter each year. He celebrated his 50th fashion show in 2004 with a dinner for 500 guests seated at a table that later became the catwalk for the women presenting the collection. 2017 brings the 100th Dries Van Noten fashion show in March. Dries is one of the only great European design houses that never dove into couture; he wanted all his clothes to be worn as an expression of self.