Dear Shaded Viewers,
I go to Antwerp on a regular basis, but had never noticed Annick Vandecappelle's store before. It's called AVe and is located on Lombardenstraat 18. I met Annick last week and she was great to talk you. A fashion stylist for twenty years, she also modelled for Martin Margiela and had lots of stories to tell about his early years.
Annick is very dynamic and has an open mind. She opened AVe eight years ago and stocks stylish, wearable collections from the likes of Hache, Caliban, Ter et Bantine and Iri
A freelance fashion writer, consultant and stylist, Philippe Pourhashemi was born in Tehran in 1976. He grew up in Paris, before moving to Scotland to study Foreign Languages. His passions are fashion and culture, as well as music and film. He writes and styles features for Metal in Barcelona, Behind the Blinds in Brussels, Contributor in Stockholm, Veoir in New York and SKP in Beijing. He was named Fucking Young's Editor-at-Large in 2016 and has contributed to ASVOF since 2008, acting as Correspondent-at-Large since 2012. An avid traveler, he likes to explore exotic fashion weeks and unexpected destinations whenever he can.