Dries Van Noten

A fine-feathered trend

Looks from Belgian designer Dries Van Noten at Paris Fashion Week. Photo: AFP

At the start of Paris Fashion Week, Belgian designer Dries Van Noten sent an unexpected line-up down the runway for his autumn-winter 2013/14 show. And it may be one of the most interesting shows of the week.

Monday, 4 March, 2013, 10:13am

True to his roots

'I don't want to make fashion because fashion for me can be good one moment but not the next,' says Dries Van Noten, in his Parisian showroom, a former art gallery in the heart of the historic Le Marais district. 'I just want to make beautiful clothes that people like to wear but can do so in a fashionable way.'

19 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Chicness and light

A striking collaboration of photography and fashion can be seen at a new exhibition that arrived in Hong Kong this week. The show, at the Fringe Club in Central, displays the striking Lightscapes series of prints and lightbox images by British photographer James Reeve.

2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Leopard print

Leopard print often gets a bad rap when it comes to menswear. Many consider it too gaudy and risqu? and others associate it with dirty old men who prey on young model types. But in the past couple of seasons, more men have warmed to the idea.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Sexy wraparound heels from Balenciaga

To die for.

Cleverly clashing prints

Go to Dries Van Noten for a sure bet.

Givenchy orchids

Yes, a bit overdone already but still hot as hell.


Cycling shorts

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Ning toasts friendship and other treasures

You have to hand it to Ning Lau: the vice-president of fashion retailer Joyce even makes hoarding look chic.

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Amazing collection is one for the books

Ning Lau could put many self-proclaimed fashion collectors to shame with the sheer wealth and breadth of her collection. Her three-bedroom flat is filled with an amazing array of Hermes loot, Dries Van Noten garments, Givenchy shoes, vintage Chinese jewellery, hats in all shapes, styles and colours, and antique dolls. No table surface, cabinet or drawer is left empty in her home.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Eye on style

September is like the second coming for fashionistas- it's the beginning of a new season which means plenty of new clothes to buy and glossy September issues to peruse.

25 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Shore looks for your beach break

While women reach for vibrant maxi dresses, flowy caftans or bejewelled tunics on a beach holiday, men tend to look like they're lounging at home with a bucket of KFC, in shorts and ratty old t-shirt. What's worse is when the chunkier ones with a muffin top or man boobs wear muscle shirts and teeny tiny Speedos.

31 May 2010 - 12:00am


A Lanvin dress with a jewelled back

Anything from Celine

A leather trench from Hermes

A new Speedy bag from Louis Vuitton

A tailored jacket from Dolce & Gabbana

A leopard-print fur scarf and a large croc bag from Dries Van Noten

Any dress from Prada

Lace blouse from Givenchy

28 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

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Zadig & Voltaire

French chic at its

best. It's way cheaper than designer brands, making it perfect for credit-crunch splurging.

Maribou jackets

Worn with a pair of jeans to create a look that's old Hollywood glam-meets-2009.

House of Harlow

18 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

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All-over prints

Dries Van Noten championed it for women, but menswear is getting a taste of it this autumn.

Fetish footwear

The more straps the better. Throw in some studs while you are at it.

Sheer fabrics

Marc Jacobs did it a year ago but it's big for spring next year.

5 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Creatures of Comfort

Where? On the hip Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood. The district features a variety of upmarket restaurants, boutiques and well-known establishments such as comedy club the Improv, the Bodhi Tree bookstore and the Elixir teahouse.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am


Where? This gem of a boutique can be found in a European-esque alleyway in the heart of Auckland's central business district. Lined with historic buildings, High Street has become home to some of the city's best fashion stores.

4 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Louis Boston

Where? On the corner of Berkley and Newbury streets, in the middle of the best shopping district and most expensive real estate in Boston. Nearby boutiques include agnes b, Aquascutum and Barneys NY.

11 Jun 2006 - 12:00am