For the first time, fashion designer Dries Van Noten allows a filmmaker to accompany him in his creative process and rich home life. For an entire year, Reiner Holzemer documented the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery, and prints exclusive to his designs. The emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must-sees’ at the Parisian Fashion week.
This film offers an insight into the life, mind, and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization.
3 day rental • NR • 90 min. • Flemish with subtitles
“Documentaries about fashion designers have become ubiquitous, but this film about Belgian designer Dries Van Noten is a cut above the rest.”
“If you're looking for catty fashion drama and slick catchphrases, stick to Project Runway, but if you want to learn how Van Noten built a career working outside the fashion-industrial complex, director Reiner Holzemer provides plenty of insight.”
— Washington City Paper
“But time has proven his clothing conceptions more durable than most. In short, just say yes to the Dries.”
— Georgia Straight