News from Flanders Fashion Institute (FFI) & MOMU and the MAGAZINE N. 32 launch

Dear Shaded Viewers,

Here are a few coming attractions in, on and about Belgians , more details  :
This Thursday you can enjoy nightime shopping in about 30-odd shops in the quartier around ModeNatie. Visit for more details.

Objects from the historical collection of MoMu (1813-1958) relating to the exhibit "Katharina Prospekt" at the MoMu until February 5th.
Cathy Pill won yet another prize a few days ago at the Modo Bruxellae. The award is worth 7,500 euro and is given to a designer based in Brussels that has commercialised 1 to 10 collections. Congratulations Cathy, I am happy to say that I’ve watched her win a few prizes since  the time that I I was a member of her jury at La Cambre.This might sound a bit trite but she is as pretty as she is talented.

If you are into shoes designed by the likes of Balenciaga, Chloe, Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Gucci, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Pierre Hardy, Raf Simons, Rochas, YSL etc. etc. you might want to visit the new on line site of Coccodrillo


Pitti Immagine Uomo in Florence, Fortezza da basso from January 11th until 14th 2006 will feature Maison Martin Margiela for the 69th edition of Pitti Uomo. Maison Martin Margiela offers a game with the fair, all over the Fortezza da Basso and of course it will all be in white. Meanwhile The Fondazione Pitti Discovery presents

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.