NET-A-PORTER, the world’s premier online luxury fashion destination for women, and MR PORTER, the award-winning global retail destination for men’s style, are pleased to announce a new season collaboration with Belgian designer Mr Dries Van Noten, with the launch of two exclusive capsule collections available at NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER and six Dries Van Noten shops.
The dual men’s and women’s collections draw inspiration from dream-like summer days, travel and escapism, while encapsulating Dries Van Noten’s vision for colour, vibrancy and optimism.
The collections include joyful, androgynous styles in relaxed silhouettes and fabrics in sunburst colours and psychedelic prints. T-shirts, shirts and shorts are emblazoned with “Wish You Were Here” motifs and swimwear, shoes, sunglasses and beach accessories complete the collections.
On MR PORTER, the exclusive collection consists of 40 pieces, and marks the first time Dries Van Noten has collaborated on an exclusive menswear collection with a retail partner.
Focusing on casualwear fit for the beach, the collection features an array of bold, floaty camp-collar and classic patterned shirts; loose-fitting T-shirts and hoodies; drawstring shorts and swim shorts alongside high-summer accessories.
To mark the occasion, MR PORTER will also feature Mr Dries Van Noten in its digital magazine The Journal with the debut of a new designer content series called Hosted By… which celebrates some of the brightest and most resonating voices in menswear.
This first instalment for Hosted By… will feature varietal storytelling and a special video, narrated by Mr Van Noten himself, offering unique and intimate insight into the designer’s approach to work and life.