Leading fashion houses unite

Independent designer fashion House, Dries Van Noten, and family-owned, fashion and fragrance company, Puig, have collaborated with Puig being the majority owner alongside Dries, who remains a significant minority shareholder.

Both privately-owned companies shared goals and ambitions during which a special relationship has been forged between the two businesses and their teams. Their partnership confidently reinforces the promise of the Dries Van Noten brand and creative voice.

Marc Puig, Puig Chairman and CEO, said: “We look forward to further developing the Dries Van Noten label, a brand renowned for exceptional creativity. As an independent house, Dries Van Noten has, over the years, built an exceptional reputation with its avant-garde fashion collections. Our entry today into the capital structure of Dries Van Noten proves yet again our strategic commitment to developing the Puig fashion business.”

Dries Van Noten remarked: I am delighted that we are beginning the next chapter of the Dries Van Noten Company, and my work as designer, alongside Puig and I am looking forward to their commitment and support. I have been searching for a strong partner for the company which I have built for more than thirty years. I am especially happy that Antwerp and my team will remain at the company’s heart and centre.”

Dries Van Noten joins the Puig fashion family comprising Carolina Herrera, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nina Ricci and Paco Rabanne.

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Pic 1: Marc Puig with Dries Van Noten