The family of Belgian designer Dries Van Noten has been dressing the people of Antwerp for three generations, and now the work of its most famous son is being celebrated in Paris.
Strictly speaking, the Dries Van Noten exhibition, which opened in Paris on Saturday, is not a retrospective. We were told at the exhibition’s opening in Musée des Arts Decoratifs not to expect the Belgian designer’s career highlights, but that the show would instead reveal the creative process. The exhibition begins with the designer’s initial inspirations, by way of a room celebrating various artists through song and film titles, album covers and pieces by fashion designers of the 70s and 80s. The room emphasises the inter-connectedness of fashion within the greater cultural picture, and also gives an impression of the pivotal creative times that Van Noten emerged … Read More »
My Parisian tip for Ramen Noodles with butter finally made it onto the mighty Fantastic Man this week. Such a thrill! Whilst I’d never want to lose the glorious paper version, FM online shows how rapid and skilful the general shift from glossy mags to web has been in the last year. When I worked at the BBC I once described my hopes for the online medium as being the achievement of “the ultimate glossy magazine”. I think we’re there folks.