For the very first time you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself into the designer’s world in a new documentary that will hold its world premiere at CPH:DOX on March 18 at 18:30, which will be presented in partnership with Copenhagen Fashion Week. 

For an entire year director Reiner Holzemer documented the precise steps that Dries takes to conceive of four collections, the rich fabrics, embroidery and prints exclusive to his designs. As well as the emblematic fashion shows that bring his collections to the world and have become cult “must sees’ at the Parisian Fashion week. ‘Dries’ offers an insight into the life, mind and creative heart of a Master Fashion Designer who, for more than 25 years, has remained independent in a landscape of fashion consolidation and globalization. 

The director Reiner Holzemer’s interest for Dries Van Noten sprang from the designer’s otherness in the fashion industry: “He plays an outstanding role in the fashion world. He does not advertise and nevertheless is being praised for his collections by the entire fashion press. He is not the usual fashion character who lives an exotic, dramatic or scandalous life. Always even tempered, he is the opposite. Neither does he follow the trends of the fashion market (e.g. conceive more collections a year, sell more accessories, shoes, bags and perfumes than garments). These trends might be leading to more sales and margins but, most of the time, also go along with a loss in quality and creativity. And this is not what Dries wants”.

It took three years for the designer to agree on my proposal. He was cautious. Patience brought its reward. We met a few times and discussed the way I work, my hopes for the film”, explains Reiner Holzemer, who committed to shoot alone with an occasional sound-man and agreed to test shoots to see how things felt.

The result? A unique and personal documentary, as fascinating as Dries Van Noten himself. Elegant, captivating and completely unforgettable. The world premiere of the film will be held under CPH:DOX, on March 18 at 18:00 at Bremen Teater, presented together with Copenhagen Fashion Week, and subsequently in Copenhagen cinemas until March 26.

[Izvor informacija CPH:DOX]