After several years of living in Brussels, I still keep a place in my heart for this melting pot of international culture. Believe me, Brussels has a lot more to offer than austerity help packages and chocolate. The fashion department at the École nationale supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre has during 26 years nurtured a long row of fantastic new thinking designers.
For example, Olivier Theyskens who danced in at Rochas and became their creative director followed by the heavy post as the artistic director at Nina Ricci. Recently he developed his own line: Theyskens’ Theory. Or Laetitia Crahay who became the artistic director of the 75-year-old millinery house Maison Michel and the head of accessories and jewellery at Chanel. You can also find some of the “La Cambrians” at Balenciaga, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, Jil Sander or Prada.
Take a look at this year’s graduate show in Brussels. It tickles your imagination and you can already spot some of the Belgian designer’s of tomorrow!