Dries Van Noten

Part of the famous Antwerp Six collective that made Belgium an epicentre of avant-garde fashion, Dries Van Noten is what the New York Times called "one of fashion's most cerebral designers." The Belgian's inimitable sensibilities are borne of his talent for combining his remarkable tactile sense for fabrics with his approach to colours, prints and embroidery. The result is an unexpected mix – eclectic, elegant and exquisite – that appeals and thrills an audience who doesn't buy into obvious logo-branding and seasonal trend-purchases.