GARDEN OF EDEN




…was a title of the contribution made by Hamish Bowles, originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of Vogue. Photographed by François Halard, these images reveal us the private world of Dries Van Noten, composed by his garden, countryside and of course the house. A world that brings him not only peace, where he can optimally work, far away from the chaotic Paris and fashion world, but is also the major source of his design inspiration. The estate that Van Noten shares with his partner Patrick Vangheluwe, is situated in Lier, a small city located in the Belgian province of Antwerp.  Originally the house was built in the 1840´s and remodelled after being shelled during the First World War. Dries and his partner turned it with the help of interior designer Gert Voorjans – the same one who also made designer´s shops – into a neoclassical dream, while the landscape architect Erik Dhont designed the 222577 m2 park and gardens, which Van Noten itself like to take care of.

“The plants, the flowers, my vegetable garden, these things give me a sense of balance. You learn things from your garden, about who you are and how you live. It teaches you humility”, he once said. 












/ original images courtesy of vogue /

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