Dear Shaded Viewers,
Belgium may be a small country, it nevertheless has an impressive range of designers and creative talents. The latest edition of Showroom Belgium -powered by the Flanders Fashion Institute- is a great illustration of how individual these designers can be. Five of them were selected this time: HrVi, Van Hongo, WOLF. by Sofie Claes, Tom Van der Borght and Pierre-Antoine Vettorello. The main trends are craft, tribalism, organic shapes, innovative prints and hybrid garments, hovering between sportswear and intricate tailoring.
HrVi's printed silk separates and cropped motocross leather pants
Van Hongo's printed silk dress and two-tone sweater
WOLF. by Sofie Claes' marble print jacket and dark blue bomber with draped front
Tom Van der Borght's silk top and skirt, knit socks and platform sandals
These collections -which will be showcased in Paris at 81 rue du Temple from the 29th of September until the 3rd of October- can be viewed at the FFI in Antwerp until tomorrow 6pm.