In October, Belgian talent will take centre stage! In Brussels, creativity is part of people’s way of life; it is inventive, even extravagant.
Brussels fashion is of high quality and rich in these qualities; and produces collections that stand the test of time. The architects of Brussels design continue to push the envelope of inventiveness by combining improbable substances and materials.
But the capital is much more than a crossroads for creative influences: Brussels can also be secretive and exclusive, shyly revealing the extent of its talents, but exporting them to the four corners of the world. October and November are the months to celebrate our own talent. The programme includes fashion shows, exhibitions, conferences, screenings, sales... a string of events where creativity takes centre stage.
See the details of these unmissable fashion events below!
Brussels Fashion Days 2019 - 11>13/10/2019
This weekend-long event, open to the general public, offers a complete overview of the Belgian fashion scene: 4 major fashion shows with different themes; a giant pop-up store featuring 50 designers; workshops, beauty zones, conferences, etc. 10 Belgian fashion schools will also be present and a Fashion Party is scheduled for Saturday evening.
For its 8th edition, the Brussels Fashion Days plans to bring together emerging talents and experienced names, model agencies, fashion photographers, buyers, influencers... It's a genuine platform for Belgian fashion that is accessible to the public.
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MAD Fashion Sales - 18 & 19/10/2019
Twice a year, MAD, Brussels Fashion and Design Platform organises the MAD Fashion sales, an event where renowned and emerging Brussels-based designers sell their stocks at discounted prices.
Ethno Tendance Fashion Week Brussels - 10>13/10/2019
Ethno Tendance is a big event for ethical, multicultural, international and inclusive fashion. It is a unique opportunity to combine artistic exchanges and fashion as vectors of development. The programme includes fashion shows, contests for designers and models, a pop-up store, a beauty corner, exhibitions, workshops, etc. This year’s fashion trends will be unveiled at the Espace Vanderborght.
“Beautiful lace & Carine Gilson” – 10/07/2019>19/04/2020
Fashion and Lace Museum will be hosting the “Beautiful lace & Carine Gilson” exhibition.
Worn by famous singers or actresses like Beyoncé, Nicole Kidman or Monica Bellucci and snapped by the greatest photographers such Nick Knight, the pieces from the Maison Carine Gilson combine skill and modernity. Her signature is the lace inlay.
In this new exhibition, one of the first of its kind, the Brussels designer reveals what inspires her, talks about her collaborations and draws on the museum's collections to celebrate Brussels lace, particularly on lingerie.