JUST ANOTHER WAY TO DRESS IN FUR

On our last Friday night in Brussels the shops stayed open for the Modo Parcours, each shop had its own entertainment and drinks led out onto the street. It was sort of like Fashions Night Out but much cooler and less structured. Michael and I headed to Icon, where we’d been earlier that day to see […]

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HALELUJA

 The first shop I noticed when I arrived on the streets of Brussels was Stijl. I had heard about this place and it certainly didn’t disappoint, stocking all favourite designers like Raf, Haider, and Ann; and not their most commercial garments, that have lost their excitement from the runway, like we seem to do here […]

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ELISE VISTE

Elise Viste is a young Belgian fashion designer, recently graduated from La Cambre in Brussels. Her work has been hailed as ‘clever and focused’ by Mr. Raf Simons himself! Her latest collection is about contrasting fabrics and techniques, using real beetle wings, leathers, knits and silks. It was a pleasure to meet her in Brussels […]

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JEAN-PAUL LESPAGNARD ON THE MODO PARCOURS

 Seeing Jean-Paul Lespagnard‘s work was so inspiring to me as a designer; he had jackets that turned into dresses, pockets created out of folds in the fabric, unexpected seams that curved around the body (eg – the neckline in picture 4) and just to get technical; arm holes that started out as raglan sleeves and ended up as […]

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HUNTING AND COLLECTING

To see Brunel Mintona‘s collection up close was a feast to the eyes; holding a presentation at the Hunting and Collecting store in Brussels, we saw a mixture of textures and soft colour combinations with pops of orange and gold. I really loved the choice of accessories; especially the knee high suede boots with cascading […]

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KRISTOF BUNTINX WEARS HIS FASHION LIKE A CROSS

I think the most eccentric designer of the Modo Parcours was Kristof Buntinx; wearing a red noose necklace, we met in the Dun-Dee concept store on the Rue Bodenbroek, where he was presenting his collection of accessories, my favourite being a giant cross backpack the size of me that opened up to reveal scissors, pins […]

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THE FIRST STOP ON THE MODO PARCOURS: ELVIS POMPILIO

The first stop on the Modo Parcours fashion trail was to renowned hat maker Elvis Pompilio, on the Rue Lebeau. Everything from the eccentric to the completely wearable was on display; cat hats made of rabbit fur, little jumper hats that could be styled to look more or less like a jumper if so desired. My […]

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