Style & Grooming

Dries Condenses 100 Shows Into These Two Books

Presenting an exclusive preview of Dries Van Noten 1-50 and Dries Van Noten 51-100

  • TextTed Stansfield

In March of this year, Dries Van Noten marked a very special anniversary: his 100th show since his first, which was staged in 1991, in the basement of the Hotel Saint-James and Albany on the Rue de Rivoli. In addition to this show, the cerebral Belgian designer – renowned for his prints, embroideries and colour – is marking this anniversary with two books: Dries Van Noten 1-50 and Dries Van Noten 51-100. “To celebrate the 50th show, we made a book called The Golden Book,” the designer tells Another Man via email. “While working on the second book [in this series] – 51 to 100 – we remarked that The Golden Book was very difficult to find, and that it was very difficult to find information about the early days because the digital times were not there, everything was analogue. So we thought, ‘Why don’t we make a new version of the first book?’ And that’s why we made two books!”

Just released, these two books feature never before seen photographs (over 2,000 pictures in all) as well as text by Another Man’s Senior Contributing Editor, Tim Blanks, and AnOther’s Editor-in-Chief, Susannah Frankel. Here, we present an exclusive preview of the menswear featured in Dries Van Noten 1-50 and Dries Van Noten 51-100 – head to the gallery below to see.