"Rose is a Rose is a Rose is a Rose" Gertrude Stein from her poem 'Sacred Emily' 1913
A rose as a person or an emblem of beauty, a power in delicacy.
Snapshots of garden flowers in the Dries van Noten garden in October 2018 - their imperfections and blemishes stand uncorrected, their shadows cast on a hand-held background evident.
From German Expressionism to the sublimation of the mundane in the study of human attitude and gesture in the work of Pina Bausch.
Prints are frank, avoiding whimsy, fancy and romance.
Pure Lines, range from the manly and austere, feminine and couture, day to evening to and the swaddling to structured.

One of the Antwerp 6, critically acclaimed Belgian designer Dries Van Noten approaches womenswear with an inimitable, artful perspective. The Dries look is distinct: the color palette is always discerning and the cuts innovative.

In 1986, after graduating from Antwerp’s Royal Academy, Dries Van Noten found instant success producing his own line of menswear pieces that were immediately bought by Barneys New York and Whistles London. Decades later, the designer continues to be one of the most highly regarded in the world, celebrated for his intelligent designs and unique sensibility.