Dries Van Noten – His career in two books.

November 16th, 2017

Those who are fans of Dries Van Noten, know about his garden. It his refuge, his inspiration, his well and his source of sustenance.  But American author Hanya Yanagihara who recently profiled Van Noten for the New York Times ‘The Greats 2017’ issue, found that for the designer with the ‘painterly eye’ this inspiration sometimes draws on the melancholic:

 

 

“Van Noten says that he and his longtime partner in both business and life, Patrick Vangheluwe, often joke that they’ll someday write a book titled ‘The Depressed Gardener,’ about all the things that can go wrong in a garden, no matter the allowances made for changing climates, unpredictable weather, rapacious insects and on and on. You plan and plan, he says, and something always goes awry anyway. The depressed gardener knows that. He also knows, however, that it is simply what happens when you try to control what cannot be controlled — to be a depressed gardener is to live in a state of constant humility. ”

A fitting metaphor for Van Noten’s career as a fashion designer Yanagihara points out.

And although ‘The Depressed Gardener’ is the book that Van Noten would like to write, here at Poepke we are excited to announce the arrival of Van Noten’s 2017 book in two parts; a retrospective of his 100 collections.


“The books delve into the fashion designer’s work and aesthetic vocabulary, documenting and capturing the spirit of each collection with more than 2000 pictures detailing everything from the runway to the backstage, from the invitations to the scenography and uncommon choice of locations.”

Books spanning a career that might even make the Depressed Gardener smile.

Dries Van Noten 1 – 100 is available to purchase in store at Poepke now.

To view pieces from Dries Van Noten’s 100th collection, click here

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Dries Van Noten – 100th show

August 14th, 2017

Dries Van Noten is a designer that has always had a cult following. The fact that his recent AW17/18 runway show was his 100th is a testament to that. Currently, Poepke is celebrating this landmark moment with new arrivals from his latest collection. Featuring celebrated prints from seasons past, each have been given a new direction with overprinting or embroidery in geometric shapes and vivid colours – think electric blue, mustard and fluorescent orange.

 




 

 

The collection simultaneously toasts where the label has been, and where it is headed. As Dries himself said: “This show, number one hundred, is something that makes you think about the past and the future. We sat, we talked – it was important to us, to go back to the essence, to examine the DNA and decide what we hope to take with us to the future.”

You can view the new arrivals, currently in store here.

 

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May 12th, 2017

 

Screening at this year’s Sydney Film Festival is an intimate portrait of Dries Van Noten as seen through the lens of documentary filmmaker, Reiner Holzemer.

In a world of trends and globalisation, Dries has retained his independence working with his long-term partner in life and business, Patrick Vangheluwe, for almost 30 years. Notoriously private, Dries opened his elegant home to director Holzemer’s camera. The film also takes in extravagant fashion shows, visits to his dedicated embroiderers and the studio where embellished silks and fabrics of every hue are displayed. Dries’s creative process and distinctive approach to fabrics and prints is lovingly detailed in this intimate documentary.

For ticketing information and session times, check the Sydney Film Festival site.

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Dries Van Noten Silent Archive

March 16th, 2017

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Each day, for the next 100 days, one video of a past Dries Van Noten fashion show will be posted in random order, in the ‘Silent Archive’ section of the Dries Van Noten website.

Here is the link!

http://www.driesvannoten.com/silentarchive/

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Linda Farrow

January 10th, 2017

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Linda Farrow for Dries Van Noten sunglasses now in store at Poepke. 

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Dries Van Noten

October 5th, 2016

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Our final delivery of Dries Van Noten’s collection has arrived, along with shoes. In store now.

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Dries Van Noten

August 18th, 2016

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Our second delivery from Dries Van Noten has arrived.

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Dries Van Noten

July 20th, 2016

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Our first arrivals from Dries Van Noten’s new collection will be available in store from 10am this Thursday 21 July.

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Dries Van Noten

March 22nd, 2016

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Our final delivery of Dries Van Noten for the season has arrived and will be available from 10am tomorrow.

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Dries Van Noten

March 9th, 2016

We have all drooled over the latest Dries Van Noten presentation at Paris Fashion Week, now enjoy this delightful interview between Tim Blanks and Dries himself.

Click here for more from Business of Fashion.

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Dries Van Noten

March 3rd, 2016

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Our next delivery of Dries Van Noten’s collection, plus shoes from the collection, is now in store.

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Dries Van Noten

January 21st, 2016

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New season begins with our first delivery from Dries Van Noten.

Evoking Katharine Hepburn era Hollywood, the collection features jacquards, brocade, sequins and tattoo-like patterns in bold shades of purple, yellow ochre, kingfisher blue and watermelon.

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Dries Van Noten

September 18th, 2015

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Our third and final delivery of this season’s Dries Van Noten is here.

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Dries Van Noten

August 20th, 2015

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Our second delivery from Dries Van Noten’s opulent collection is in store.

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Dries Van Noten

August 11th, 2015

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Complete your luxe Autumn/Winter looks with these four opulent Dries Van Noten styles. In store you will find a rich brocade-covered heel, deep burgundy sandals, another heel that is a seductive mix of velvet and leather, and a sensible slip-on loafer.

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