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Behind the Trends

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It’s official, the fashion week season has started! While army of models are strutting down the runaway, bloggers and journalists have already started to identify the upcoming trends. When some designers favor laces, others prints, embroideries or even plain colors, have you ever wondered why some materials are chosen instead of others? And why is there is always a common thread between all the collections of the same season..?…

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Natan

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For a little designer like me, having the opportunity to spend a few hours at the heart of any couture atelier is always considered a privilege. So when I was offered to visit the atelier of the Belgian couture house NATAN I was overwhelmed! Not only was I going to see a collection in the making but I was also going to meet the talented Edouard Vermeulen, designer for the house of Natan since 1984! The house is well known…

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Les Bijoux de Marie-France

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Last Tuesday I was invited to visit the atelier of Belgian jewelry designer Marie-France Vankueken from Les bijoux de Marie-France. I was really pleased as I never entered a jewelry studio before and I always get fascinated when I observe artisans operating their magic. In her nice studio-boutique based in Brussels’ Tour & Taxi, Marie-France works mainly with 18 carat golds and precious metals. According to a special technique that only belongs to her, she creates beautiful and unique pieces…

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Behind the seams… Hermès

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Hermès (noun): the great messenger of the Olympians Gods in Greek mythology Have you ever had an heart attack learning the price of a designer bag? Wondering what on earth could justify paying thousands of euros for a design when you could find a similar one for less than 100 euro in the high streets..? Well, last Saturday I visited the Hermès exhibition “Festival des métiers”. Which was by far one of the best fashion exhibition I have ever seen,…

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