A year with fashion designer Dries Van Noten, with details of his innovative collections, from studio to catwalk, as well as his private life.
"As fashion icon Iris Apfel comments, Dries is "not the usual fashion character". The Belgian designer would somewhat agree. "It's not fashion," he says, "I need to invent a new word – a word more timeless." In a world of trends and globalisation, Dries has retained his independence working with his long-term partner in life and business, Patrick, for almost 30 years. Notoriously private, Dries opened his elegant home to director Holzemer's camera. The film also takes in extravagant fashion shows, visits to his dedicated embroiderers and the studio where embellished silks and fabrics of every hue are displayed. Dries's creative process and distinctive approach to fabrics and prints is lovingly detailed in this intimate documentary." (Sydney Film Festival)