The Mind Has To Travel: A Film By Mr Dries Van Noten

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The Mind Has To Travel: A Film By Mr Dries Van Noten

Words by Mr Ashley Clarke

3 May 2021

At MR PORTER, we’re privileged to work with some of the finest designers on the planet. Trendsetters and tastemakers in the truest sense, these are the minds responsible for some of the most creative, transformative ideas in style today. The people who set the tone for what we actually want to wear, and whose clothes have near-religious followings.

It is these singular talents who are the focus of our new Hosted By… series, which offers our readers and customers unprecedented access to the leading lights of men’s style – their thinking, their processes, their inspirations and moreWe are very proud to open the series with Hosted By Dries Van Noten, one of the greatest designers still working under his own name and a creative tour de force.

“I’m a person who is quite strict and quite reasonable, but I need also my wild side”

Mr Dries Van Noten possesses a magic touch when it comes to menswear. In this special film, The Mind Has To Travel, Van Noten takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through his own psyche, which is imagined in vibrant, psychedelic landscapes by the illustrator and filmmaker Mr Alexis Jamet. At a time when the idea of travel has taken on a whole new meaning, Van Noten reveals what drives him, where inspiration springs from and how and where he goes to escape.

“I’m a person who is quite strict and quite reasonable,” Van Noten explains in the film, the first of four special features this week on The Journal. “On the other hand, I need also my wild side. I need also my hidden side.”

For further candid insights into the Belgian designer’s life and loves, we recommend you browse the exclusive summer capsule that Dries Van Noten has created for this inaugural Hosted By… at MR PORTER, and the other stories to come this week. Enjoy the journey, enjoy the collection and enjoy this exclusive audience with the man himself.

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