In Belgium, the Schools of Design are inexhaustible mines of talent. And as Brussels is at the busy crossroads between Latin and Germanic cultures, an open mind and a healthy curiosity are not the preserve of the happy few. The shops and studios that are springing up along Rue Antoine Dansaert provide a good sample: fashion for women, men, children and even babies, from head to toe, naturally.
What is design? And what is Belgian design? When does a product become an icon, the image of which sticks in everyone's mind? How does it become a bestseller?
This original exhibition always attracts crowds to the Centre for Fine Arts. No money changes hands: visitors put post-its beside the artwork they want, offering goods, services, or even accommodation in return. In 2014 the event was expanded to include design and live entertainment.
The exhibition 'Fashion Art EU' illustrates the ideals of harmony and integration for which the European Union stands.
In Brussels, vintage is shining ! Flea markets, vintage shops, and antique boutiques are overflowing with design and fashion treasures - everything can be recycled and transformed!
Two 18th century gabled houses have had their interiors redesigned to accommodate the museum with the strongest local flavour; a place devoted to lace, embroidery, costume and high fashion.
A stylist with a passion for fashion and shopping, the Personal Shopper uses his talent and address book to provide a "tailor-made" service and guarantee purchases to suit the customer’s style and budget.