Fashion designer Dries Van Noten has a majority stake in his company, sold to the Spanish group Puig. Dries Van Noten continues to be the creative director, and will also be the board chair. Reports that the leading modewebsite “Business of Fashion”. Dries Van Noten founded his own label in 1986, and his company continued to be independent now. That long period of time – 32 years – is quite unique in the fashion world: Of Notes was one of the few designers who had complete control of his fashion label.