One of the most successful members of the renowned Antwerp Six, Dries Van Noten ’s intellectual aesthetic first took the international fashion scene by storm when he and other graduates of Antwerp’s Royal Academy rented a truck and set up shop at London Fashion Week in 1986. Since then, Mr van Noten has maintained his independent spirit, and has been comfortable growing his business on his own terms, maintaining the creative integrity of his design process and aesthetic. His style is said to be "eccentric", and fell out of favor during the long period of minimalistic fashion in the early 1990s, only to make a come back towards the mid-2000s.