Dries van Noten || Part of the Antwerp Six, avant-garde Dries can Noten is famous for structured apparel with floral accents and art inspired prints. Unbeknownst to many this Belgian started off as a menswear designer. The opening of his first men's-only store is a tribute to these roots.
The luxurious rufous, ten-coat, lacquered-wood walls date back to 1975 and previously housed a gallery of Primitive Art. Now artwork from van Note's own collection hangs in the space. The walls are works of art in themselves and have been preserved. The Seine-ward facing, 1,076 square-foot space is a picture perfect backdrop for all things Dries. With the unveiling of the store also debuted an evening collection exclusively sold here as well as a small edit of one-of-a-kind accessories. Dries van Noten / 9 Quai Malaquais 75006 / 33 (0) 140204974