DRIES VAN NOTEN, LES ARTS DéCORATIFS
Posted on January 18, 2014 by Editorial Staff
From March the 1st to August the 31th 2014 , Les Arts Décoratifs will dedicate to Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten an exhibition, an intimate and emotional journey that will present his many and varied sources of inspiration. Dries Van Noten chose to reveal his unique creative world: photos, videos, film clips, musical references, an immediately identifiable vocabulary for those who know the artist and genius mind. The designer, famous for mixing images of the past and present cultures have always fantasized on travels, exotic places, bringing out of his imagination and borrowing from different ethnic and folk traditions places like India , China , Africa or Mexico. This exhibition will presents the creative universe of Dries Van Noten, offering a unique and personal experience of the designer’s refines textiles. His menswear and womenswear in the collection of Les Art Décoratifs are connected to the artwork, to musical references, to films. The iconic Belgian designer studied Fashion Design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, receiving his diploma in 1981. He presented his first menswear collection in 1986 in London along with Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeleumeester, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee, the famous “Antwerp Six” collective. Since then, his name has become a synonym to Avant-Garde style, while his exotic or folklore prints are considered as representatives of contemporary “Parisian chic”.
Dries Van Notes @ Les Arts Decoratifs, Paris
1 March – 31 August 2014