Our first stop in Brussels was to visit the opening night of a 2nd year fashion design exhibition from the students of La Cambre. Mannequins were set up in pairs featuring two separate projects from the students of La Cambre and students from a Korean fashion school. The task was to create a garment using each others techniques; Korean students told me they had been set a project to weave on the stand using a more Western approach of ‘being more free’. They were telling me how in Korea they draw, pattern cut and make the final garment but they never drape on the stand or come to a different conclusion from what they’ve drawn the first time around. I suppose that’s a very commercial approach, we do that here too but in high fashion you can drape, experiment and let the final outcome be different from what you’ve originally dreamt up.
I loved the styling of the exhibition, with mannequins dressed in animal heads and tube socks with fluorescent light strips lighting the room. I think my favourite piece of all was the giant yellow and orange wool coat.
If you’re in Brussels, you can see the exhibition being held inside the Brussels Boutikq at Nieuwe Graanmarkt 10 Nouveau Marché aux Grains, 1000 Brussels.
I know summer’s over but that doesn’t stop me daydreaming about the next.
Delicious looking funglasses from Retro Super future spied at the IPR press day.
Writing on the mirrors of the first ever Margiela store in Brussels along the Rue de Flandre. I can’t wait to show you more pictures of the boutique, follow me on Instagram to see some sneak pics. Now, out to party with Michael at the Stijl store then on to Margiela later!
I didn’t dress at all appropriately when I went to Antwerp last week, every time I’ve been before it’s been sunny and warm, strangely. It was rainy and windy and horrible! No wonder I came back with two new coats. This Haider beaut was picked up at the stock sales, perfect for my layering obsession and doubles up as a blanket for the ferry home. I am literally wearing three jackets in this picture and I was still freezing. Lesson learned. I’m off to Belgium again today to check out over 70 designers at the Modo Parcours. I will be taking my laptop to the hotel so you should see some more posts from me tonight, in the meantime follow me on twitter.
It’s clear from these photos that I have a serious sweet tooth, with the delicious sandwiches being overshadowed by all the delicious pastries. Guilty as charged! This month Apostrophe are celebrating their 10 year anniversary by giving away a coffee and a croissant for £2.95 all over London, as well as introducing a new loyalty cad system so you can get your free coffee sooner. Alexxsia and I headed down to where is all began yesterday to sample what a typical Apostrophe lunch is like.
I was really impressed with the choice of sandwiches, pastries, cooked meals and cakes that this caf has to offer. Situated on Great Eastern St it’s the perfect location for the editors of ID etc to lunch! I had a chat with the founder of Apostrophe, Amir Chen to find out why he thinks his cafe has become so successful..
The weather in London is perfect at the moment, the sun’s shining but it’s cold enough to wrap up in my new winter wardrobe. Wearing my new Persol sunglasses, absolutely in love with the pattern in the acetate, resembling oil and water! I’ll do a detail shot some time for you all to see the yumminess.