Belgium 20/1/2013: Designer for Royal Families - Dries van Noten

Princess Mathilde often wears Dries van Noten.
She wore clothes of him at a New Year's Reception at the Royal Palace.

Dries van Noten is a belgian Fashion designer who lives in Antwerp.

Facts about Dries van Noten

1958: Dries van Noten was born.

1980: he graduated at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts.


Entrance gate of the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts - 
Source picture - Wikipedia

1986: start of his career

1989: opening of the first shop in Antwerp.

2008: he won the International Award of the
Council of Fashion Designers of America.

'Antwerp Six'

Dries van Noten is sometimes mentioned as a part of the 'Antwerp Six'.

The Antwerp Six refers to a group of influental avant garde fashion designers who
graduated at the Antwerp Academy of Fine Arts.

Who was the complete group?

Dries van Noten;
Walter Van Beirendonck;
Ann Demeulenmeester;
Dirk Van Saene;
Dirk Bikkembergs;
Marina Yee.
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