Following in his grandfather's footsteps as a Belgian couturier, Dries Van Noten graduated from The Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Alongside five classmates, he showed his first pieces in London, where they acquired the nickname of "The Antwerp Six".
Dries launched his own line in 1986. His industry revered collections embody an avant-garde yet classic aesthetic with rich colors and textures. The independent brand celebrated it's 100th fashion show in 2017.