Dries Van Noten, born in Antwerp in 1958, hails from a family of tailors spanning three generations. At the age of 18, he enrolled in the fashion design course at Antwerp's Royal Academy. After completing his studies, he began working as a freelance consultant designer before launching his own menswear collection in 1986. Since then, Dries Van Noten has been presenting seasonal collections for both women and men, showcasing designs for Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter each year. Notably, he reached a significant milestone by marking his 50th fashion show in 2004 and his 100th fashion show in 2017.