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Backstage at Dries Van Noten SS17
Backstage at Dries Van Noten SS17Photography Evan Schreiber

A Dries Van Noten doc is on the way

Dries will focus on the life and work of the Belgian designer

Dries Van Noten is arguably one of the greatest fashion designers working today. One of the ‘Antwerp Six’ who turned fashion upside-down in 1986, he’s since found acclaim for his fabrics and for using techniques from all over the world – be it India, Morocco or Eastern Europe. Season after season, his collections bring together impossibly rich combinations of colour and pattern. Now a documentary about the designer is on the way. 

Titled Dries, the film will focus on Van Noten’s career – from when he started in the late 80s, after graduating from the fashion design course of Antwerp’s Royal Academy, right up to the present day. 

According to Variety, Dries will feature interviews with the designer and his team, in addition to style icon Iris Apfel, fashion critic Suzy Menkes and Pamela Golbin, who is the chief curator of fashion and textiles at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

While a release date has not yet been set, it is understood that the film will be directed by Reiner Holzemer – the filmmaker behind the 2008 documentary about American photographer William Eggleston, William Eggleston: Photographer.

News of the title comes amid a slew of fashion-related films; movies about Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace are on the way, while a documentary about Cara Delevingne is also said to be in the works.

Watch Dries Van Noten’s most recent (SS17 womenswear) show below: