i had the absolute pleasure of meeting with dries van noten and his dream team on friday – that’s a fashion high-five right there. i lust after his immaculate collections each season – strong, charismatic and cool. often there is a strong ethnic sensibility to what he does and each season i make my way to liberty to see the fabrics in the flesh and drool a little. his designs rate very highly and hold a position within my holy trinity of design – which also includes prada and marni. here are some images from his AW 2011 collection. dries in the flesh – no less.