MAD Fashion Sales | 08-09/05

MAD Fashion Sales at the Former Dexia Art Center

Mad Fashion Sales 2015

With

Abbie & Rose, Carine Gilson, Caroline Foulon, Conni Kaminski, David Szeto, Els Mommaerts, Filles à Papa, Françoise Pendville, haus Coudeyre, Himspire, Isa Tio in the mood for recycling, Jessie Lecomte, Just in Case, madameLOL, Marion Jouffre, Max & Lola, Michael Guérisse O’Leary, Natacha Cadonici, Nicolas Woit, OMSK, Orane & Enora, Parotte.B, Rue Blanche, Sabeth, Super Mix Veritable, Valérie Berckmans, World of Wonder, Y-dress?

Young Designers Platform

Akin To_______
A.Knackfuss
Bregje Cox
Doriane Van Overeem
Emmanuelle Lebas
Gioia Seghers
KRJST
La Petite Gervaise
Pierre-Antoine Vettorello
Superpieceofchic

Time

08.05.2015 : 11h – 21h
09.05.2015 : 11h – 18h

Location

@FORMER DEXIA ART CENTER
Schildknaapstraat 50 Rue de l’Ecuyer
1000 Brussels

Entrance

Free Entrance, BC & Visa

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Ermenegildo Zegna Showcase

Ermenegildo Zegna, one of the world’s leading fashion houses, showcases its craftsmanship at The Hotel. Brussels & The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Showcase by Ermenegildo Zegna

 The Fashion Brand

Ermenegildo Zegna is an Italian luxury fashion house that makes men’s clothing and accessories. It is the largest menswear brand in the world. Founded in 1910 when Ermenegildo bought his father’s textile looms, it is now managed by the fourth generation of the Zegna family and remains in family ownership. The head designer is Stefano Pilati, formerly of Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior.

Ermenegildo Zegna Logo

Ermenegildo Zegna store in Brussels

Address: Boulevard de Waterloo 30, 1000 Brussels
Phone: 02 511 41 57

Delvaux Showcase

Delvaux, the oldest fine leather luxury house, showcases Le Brillant at The Hotel & The Restaurant by Pierre Balthazar.

Delvaux is “a divinely singular label”
Such is the high praise one grande dame of fashion bestowed on the prestigious family-owned company established in 1829 by Charles Delvaux in Brussels. Internationally recognised, the House of Delvaux has earned its reputation by remaining true to its values and for its savoir-faire and uncompromising craftsmanship, as well as for the supreme quality of its creations.

Delvaux - Showcase

 

Born in 1958 in Brussels, Le Brillant is Delvaux’s most celebrated and cherished bag, a true icon for modern times
A masterpiece of desire, technical engineering and precision, Le Brillant is made out of 64 different pieces of leather and gold-plated brass hardware. The striking buckle is a true eye-catcher. It never takes itself too seriously and loves to change every season. Its radical proportions make it a contemporary classic.

Delvaux - Showcase

‘The Moods of Brillant’
At the 1958 Brussels World Fair, Delvaux created a stir with the launch of a new handbag: Le Brillant. Created by designer Paule Goethals, this design quickly developed into one of the showpieces of the various Delvaux collections. Over the years it has been produced in a range of materials (calf, ostrich, porosus crocodile, alligator etc.) and in different structures, formats and colours.

Delvaux - Showcase

Fashion Blogger It-Girl at The Hotel. Brussels

Guest blog post by Fashion Blogger It-Girl

Who gives you fantastic skyline views? The Hotel.

A getaway in my own capital. Never done that before, but I just had to try the new kid on the block, The Hotel. It’s unique location, in the heart of Brussels, surrounded by the most exclusive shops, is just one of many trump cards of The Hotel. Fashion lovers, there’s really no better place to stay in our capital. The brand new hotel rises high above one of the most luxurious districts of Brussels with Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and Dior just around the corner. Perfect for some serious shopping. The former Hilton hotel has had a total renovation, from past glory Hilton-style to bright, modern, stylish but yet cosy rooms, so you feel at home in a second. Thanks to a private underground car park, I entered The Hotel without parking stress. A mighty advantage to start of my stay at The Hotel.

The dark stylish lobby just breathes tranquility and elegance. The staff is really welcoming and with a glass of champagne I checked into the Deluxe Panorama Corner room. Quite curious I enter the elevator and off I go to the 24th floor. This sky high building reminds me of my trip to New York. But no time for daydreaming, my room’s waiting for me, located on the corner. I open the door and… hello Brussels! What a view. I’m flabbergasted, totally blown away by the 180° skyline city view of the capital. On my right I see Brussels courthouse. On my left I’m looking over Avenue Louise with beauty-heaven Senteur d’Ailleurs, a must-visit in Brussels if you love beauty.

Deluxe Panorama Corner room - view

 

I put on some home wear and immediately start exploring the room. First stop, the bath room. Hé, die hard beautylover over here, so very excited to see which amenities The Hotel has to offer. Shampoo, conditioner, body-wash and body lotion all the way from New York. C.O Bigelow is the name of the brand and The Hotel is apparently the only hotel in Europe working with these amenities. Approved big time! Also loving the huge rain shower with unforgettable view over Brussels.

C.O. Bigelow Amenities at The Hotel

All shades of white make the room look bright and spacious. I love the mix and match of cosy meets modern. Eye catcher in the room, except the view of course, is the wide white leather sofa, just next to the windows, where I quickly install myself with my laptop for some blogging. Honestly? Although I’ve got exclusive access to the Panorama Lounge, I stay in all night and order room service. Everything is provided to stay connected: fast, free, unlimited Wi-Fi, big ass television with on channel number one: Fashion TV. A bloggers dream. I just love this room.

Deluxe Panorama Corner room

Fashion books in The Hotel room

Room with a view at The Hotel Brussels

Half an hour later my pizza gets delivered. The rotating oval table is just perfect, I didn’t even have to clean up my stuff on the other end. Just swing around the table and I can enjoy my pizza with a nice, cold Coca Cola from the complimentary minibar. Outside it is getting darker… Tonight it’s just me, my pizza, some drinks, my laptop and Brussels by night.

Pizza at The Hotel Brussels

It’s already past midnight when I decide to put the blog on hold for a well deserved beauty sleep. I heard many good things about the mattresses of The Hotel. The bed is huge, the Egyptian cotton feels great on the skin and with an electronic device next to the bed I close the curtains and switch of all the lights. Sweet dreams!

Deluxe Panorama Corner Room Kingsize Bed

7 am, good morning Brussels. I had an amazing beauty sleep. Last night, my head hit the pillow and I fell asleep. Not quite my habit in a strange bed. I hit snooze once again and open the curtains with the electronic device. No need to get out of bed just yet, I’m taking another minute to enjoy the view before hopping into the rain shower. I’m soo ready for breakfast!

Breakfast at The Hotel

A few floors higher you can find the breakfast room with tables facing the big windows. Oh, what to choose. Some eggs, some toast. I also fancy some fruit and the chocolate muffins are too tempting… Extra thumbs up for the fresh juice!

Unfortunately it’s time to check out after breakfast. I would like to stay a whole day and explore more of The Hotel. The room and all around views aren’t the only amazing features. Make sure you stop at the Panorama Lounge for a late-night drink, a quick lunch or just take a seat in their Fashion Library. Sky-high glamour? Yes sir! And speaking about glamour, how about an Urban Spa and Fitness overlooking Brussels? A little sweat ain’t never hurt nobody, so hit the gym for a workout and enjoy the sauna and hammam afterwards.

The Urban Spa

Whether you come to Brussels for a business trip or a weekend getaway, The Hotel offers you an amazing journey with breathtaking views, it’s unique location and luxurious rooms. Thank you to The Hotel for having me. It was a wonderful experience, and I’ll be back.

It Girl at The Hotel

It-Girl

Delphos Dress by Isabelle de Borchgrave

The Hotel is delighted to be able to showcase another dress by prominent Belgian Artist and Sculptor Isabelle de Borchgrave:
Delphos Dress by Isabelle de Borchgrave

Her “Delphos Dress, 2012″ is inspired by the creations of Mariano Fortuny (1900’s), and is 100% made out of newspapers from Le Soir for its 125th birthday. It’s currently located on the 24th floor of The Hotel Brussels, just in front the fashionable Panorama Lounge.

The shape of the dress and its pleating remind of the crossing between the East and Venise at the beginning of the 20th century.

Inspired, and want to discover more works by Isabelle? She welcomes you in her studio in Brussels for a private tour every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. For more info and subscriptions visit www.isabelledeborchgrave.com.

Studio of Isabelle de Borchgrave in Brussels

 

 

Raf Simons

Image of book Raf Simons by Annick VolckWe added a new book to our wishlist for the Fashion Library in our Panorama Lounge: “Raf Simons“, which will be published on the 15th of July. Belgian Designer Raf Simons is one of the most exciting designers working in fashion today. His passion for music, art, and contemporary culture infiltrates everything he does. A former industrial designer, Simons first burst on to the scene in 1995 with the launch of his menswear label. His trademark slim tailoring and penchant for street-casting his models went on to shape an entire generation and cemented his position as one of the most revolutionary contemporary menswear designers. Simons was appointed creative director of Jil Sander in 2005; during his six-year tenure he repositioned the brand at the height of the luxury market, not only satisfying the German label’s loyal fanbase, but also recruiting a legion of new fans. Simons’ appointment as artistic director of Dior in 2012 caused frissons of excitement in the fashion industry and marked the beginning of a momentous new chapter for the Belgian designer. This stunning photographic book celebrates Raf Simons’ own menswear label, his work for Jil Sander, and his new appointment of Dior. Simons’ first two highly anticipated collections for the Parisian house, together with an exclusive interview, are all included.

 

Legendary costumes of Rock & Pop heroes to admire in Brussels: “Hard Rock Couture”

From May 8 until May 19 music & fashion lovers can enjoy the exhibition “Hard Rock Couture” at the Musical Instruments Museum (= mim) in Brussels. This free expo is an initiative by Hard Rock Café, and it shows some really amazing, wild and historical costumes from the Hard Rock collection like for example the iconical golden corset by Jean Paul Gaultier, that Madonna was wearing for ‘Like a Virgin‘ during her ‘Blonde Ambition’ tour in 1990. But also the red leather vest of Michael Jackson from his videoclip ‘Beat It‘, and Freddy Mercury‘s outfit from Queen‘s Jazz tour in 1978. The collection really shows a unique part of music history, and gives music and fashion fans a chance to discover this story from a very short distance.

Hard Rock Couture

Hard Rock Couture – Copyright Getty Images

 

 

 

 

 
But the exhibition doesn’t only contain costumes from the past. There are also outfits by contemporary artists like Lady Gaga, The Killers, Shakira, Katy Perry and many others.

More info via www.hardrock.com

Yves Saint Laurent – A Visionary: discover the exhibition & spend a night in style at The Hotel.

Yves Saint Laurent A Visionary

As of now you can discover the unique “Yves Saint Laurent – A Visionary” exhibition at the ING Cultural Centre and spend a night in style at The Hotel. In January we wrote a post about this exceptional exhibition organised by the Cultural Centre of ING and the Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Saint Laurent. We visited the exhibition ourselves, and loved it sooooo much that we created a package in partnership with the organizers of the exhibition: your stay includes breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi, as well as two entrances to the exhibition and one visitors’ catalogue. Enjoy!

Yves Saint Laurent - A Visionary

Yves Saint Laurent – A Visionary
Package Details:

  • Superior Room
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free, unlimited Wi-Fi
  • 2 tickets to YSL exhibition
  • 1 visitor’s catalogue
  • 1 night = € 210 per room per night
  • 2 nights = € 195 per room per night
  • only valid on Friday / Saturday / Sunday

> Book via www.thehotel.be/YSL


 

 

Design of the Year 2013 awards

The Designs of the Year awards, ‘The Oscars of the design world‘ showcases the most innovative and imaginative designs from around the world, over the past year, spanning seven categories: Architecture, Digital, Fashion, Furniture, Graphics, Transport and Product. Category winners and the overall winner will be decided by a jury and announced to the public on 17 April 2013. The nominees are selected by a panel of industry experts – with a selection of the “most original and exciting designs” to go on display at the Design Museum from March 20 to July 7, 2013.

Christian Dior, Giles and Prada are among the brands shortlisted for the Design Museum’s 2013 Designs of the Year award. Among them, the Belgian Raf Simons and the design duo Fien Muller and Hannes Van Severen. The labels face fierce competition from the costumes of Anna Karenina – as worn by Keira Knightley and designed by Jacqueline Durran.

Raf Simons for Dior