Dries Van Noten Celebrates 100 Collections with Two Forthcoming Books

by Flaunt Intern

Images via Dries Van Noten

Images via Dries Van Noten

To commemorate the release of 100 collections throughout his career, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten has put together a book. After the unveiling of his centennial collection earlier this year, the esteemed fashion designer will put every fashion show ever debuted in a two-part book collection. 

The series will be separated into two books featuring collections 1-50 in the first, and collections 51-100 in the second. They'll consist of over 2000 images and act as a retrospective giving insight into the creation of Dries Van Noten’s mesmerizing collections— including runway shots, behind the scene images, and even show invitations. Along with all the unseen imagery, the publication will feature writings from Susannah Frankel and Tim Blanks; both discussing the creative influences, context, and inspirations of each collection. 

This isn't the first time Dries Van Noten has published a book of his past work. The designer created a similar series pertaining to the achievement of his 50th show back in 2005, now creating a revised version. Van Noten comments on the books saying, “I like the idea that this commemorates my past so that I may just focus on the future and further evolving as a designer from now.” 

The two book series will be released on October 1, 2017 and will be priced at $90 each or $180 USD for the set coming in limited-edition slipcases.

Written by Alex Ceballos