Dries Van Noten celebrated the opening of his first American home on La Cienega Boulevard in Los Angeles on 9 October 2020. The flagship store is about so much more than the habitual retail experience. With an open layout of 8500 square feet, the shop in LA comprises two houses separated by a vast parking lot: The Big House and The Little House. The Big House presents Dries Van Noten’s current collections and a curated selection of garments from his archives available for purchase. Each house will also exhibit works by artists, designers and craftspeople whose work has impressed Dries Van Noten.
Following the opening exhibition at The Little House, featuring ceramics by Ann Demeulemeester / Serax, the Swiss textile designer and artist Christoph Hefi (MANIERA 15) will exhibit an installation featuring his hand-knotted relief carpets, printed fabrics and ceramics.
Christoph Hefti spent 13 years as a creative assistant to Dries Van Noten at his Antwerp atelier, where he was responsible for creating printed fabrics. His role included research, design and development. After leaving Antwerp behind, Hefti started working on a freelance basis for various fashion houses, including Lanvin and Balenciaga in Paris, and Acne Studios in Stockholm. He currently designs fabrics for Mugler in Paris.
Parallel to his career in fashion, Christoph Hefti develops his own printed fabrics and hand-knotted carpets. Hefti’s textile works are always experimental, spontaneous and colorful, independent of any context in terms of time and trends. He is fascinated by cultures, folklore and mystical stories. The artist approaches the mystical and even spiritual tradition of storytelling textiles through his very personal, yet worldly themes.
Opening on Friday, December 27th
2 pm – 7 pm
Open from Monday to Saturday
11 am — 7 pm
12 am – 5 pm