Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Belgian Bros.

In highschool (2001-2003) I received a thick book of designers for Christmas. As I skimmed through its' pages I noticed each time I stopped with interest the designers would be from Belgium. Dries Van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Veronique Branquinho, Martin Margiela, Raf Simons... 
& tonight: Cedric Charlier & Christian Wijnants.

Christian Wijnants - Fall 2014
His graduate collection won the Dries Van Noten Award for best collection in 2000. After graduation, Christian presented his collection at the prestigious Festival d'Hyères, where it was awarded the Grand Prix. After working with Van Noten in Antwerp and Angelo Tarlazzi in Paris, Christian launched his label in 2003

Cedric Charlier - fall 2014
Born in Belgium, Cedric Charlier graduated from the school of Visual Arts of Brussels. Cédric Charlier won the Moêt Hennessy Fashion Award in 1998 and subsequently worked at the House of Céline in Paris for two years under the creative direction of Michael Kors. He then joined Jean Paul Knott's studio for two other years.
Afterwards he joined Alber Elbaz’s team at Lanvin where he spent six years. He caught the attention of Jean Bousquet, who in 2009 commissioned Cédric Charlier to create a new dynamic positioning for Cacharel. His first solo collection debuted in Feb 2012.
Cedric Charlier - Fall 2013
Christian Wijnants - Fall 2013 (above & below)
- textured jacket over 
- long, belted wrap coat dress
Cedric Charlier - resort 2014
Christian Wijnants - spring 2015
Cedric Charlier - resort 2014