What’s next for Dries Van Noten?  

What’s next for Dries Van Noten?  

by Ollie Cox
2 min

Dries Van Noten is stepping down as Chief Creative Officer of his eponymous label after almost 40 years at the helm. He will present his last show during June’s Spring/Summer 2025 Men’s Paris Fashion Week.

Van Noten was a notable member of the Antwerp Six, a trailblazing group of designers from the acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts between 1980 and 1981. He hailed from a family of tailors, with his father running a fashion boutique on the outskirts of Antwerp. Rather than taking over the family retail operations, he pursued a career in design, establishing himself as a fashion force to be reckoned with. Dries Van Noten was founded in 1986, taking the fashion industry by storm with its wearable approach to avant-garde design, which weaved print and pattern into its sophisticated offering. 

When it comes to the brand’s future, the Spring/Summer 2025 womenswear collection will be designed by the brand’s studio team, whom the founder has been working with closely for a number of years. Van Noten will remain close to the brand as they work on appointing a new Chief Creative Officer. 

In a statement, the designer expressed a desire to shift his focus to things he never had time for, describing his time at the label as a “dream come true” and expressing his “gratitude” to all those who worked at the House. Van Noten finished his public statement by sharing his “heartfelt appreciation to everybody who loves what we do. Seeing our clothes out in the world, knowing they have a place in your life, has fulfilled me beyond words. I am sure this: The DVN future remains bright.”

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