Atelier FerynAtelier Feryn
Yanne, Mira en Lize Feryn hebben al van kinds af aan een liefde voor schoonheid, creativiteit, eerlijkheid en elkaar. De drie zussen werden van thuis uit gestimuleerd om te doen wat ze graag doen, en toevallig was dat heel veel. Muziek, dans, theater, beeldende kunst, mode … Kortom, alles waar een beetje creativiteit voor vereist is. Toen bleek dat de zusjes elkaar aanvulden waar de ene tekort schoot en elkaar vooruit trokken waar de andere wat achter bleef, verwonderde het niemand dat ze de handen in elkaar sloegen om samen veel te bereiken.
Na het ontwerpen en maken van prachtige kostuums voor verschillende musicalproducties, smeten de meisjes zich op lederbewerking. Hierin kunnen ze hun passie voor ambacht en creatie kwijt.
Desselgemstraat 75 Deerlijk 8540 Belgium
MLStudioMLStudio Contact: Marie Laurence Stevigny
Marie-Laurence Stévigny is a belgian fashion designer graduated from Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne in Paris in 1990 and from Institut Bischoffsheim in Bruxelles in 1989. She also studied shoe design at Afpic school in Paris and followed courses at Central Sint Martins college of art and design in London. She gain international experience from years of creative collaboration at Nina Ricci design studio in Paris where she created accessories collections from 1990 until 1998 and in London with British designer Bill Amberg as senior accessoires designer in charge of accessories collection for men women and children. In 2004 she formed her own international design studio MLSTUDIO based in Brussels, with offices in Brussels and in Paris. MLSTUDIO services a diverse and global set of clients within the luxury fashion and lifestyle business. The Studio is focused on the design principle of: ‘creating accessories which are inherently more than just accessories’. In 2010 Marie and MLSTUDIO win a gold fashion awards in Los Angeles for the IDA competition (International design awards ) with the 2010 Agnelle gloves collection. In January 2015 after more than ten years of creative collaborations MLStudio starts a new chapter in its business with the coordinated bags and gloves collection branded under Marie-Laurence Stévigny by Agnelle.
In September 2015 at Maisons de Mode, Marie-Laurence Stévigny win the accessories price from Who’s Next/Première Classe with Marie-Laurence Stévigny by Agnelle collection also received an “guest” space within Première Classe Paris fair in March 2016.
3 rue Emile Bouilliot Brussels 1050 Belgium
Be BurlinBe Burlin
Be Burlin is a true revolution,
A range of bags essential to any contemporary woman.
The passionate, the fashion enthusiast and the epicurean
who believes that combining aesthetics and practical life
is no contradiction but merely common sense.
Her best ally for the unexpected,
the Be Burlin bag is a champion in adaptation:
in just one click, it turns into a backpack!
Ingenious, it doesn’t give up on style and if it could talk,
it would probably tell us that
“A smile is the the prettiest thing a woman can wear”
Wouldn’t you agree?
43 Avenue des princes Brabançons Bruxelles 1170
Acie’s CabinetAcie’s Cabinet
Handmade. Unique. Belgian.
Welcome to Acie’s Cabinet.
First of all, I would like to thank you for taking your time to visit my website. I really appreciate it.
My name is Amber. I’m a bookworm, cat lover and potterhead; I’m a creative soul and am a fan of nordic noir (or ‘noir’ in general, really 😉).
In 2017 I started my small company Acie.
In this digital cabinet, you can find all manner of accessories for yourself, your house or your family and friends.
After having received multiple trainings (fashion design, historical costume, leather works and bookbinding), I combine different trades in unique items.
There are certain choices I make for ecological reasons. In my personal life, this means I never travel by aeroplane (or, indeed, seldom travel at all), and in my professional life as well, I strive to have a low impact on the environment.
The number of items I produce out of one particular fabric is limited, and never will two accessories look 100% alike. Because I create items in small amounts, it is perfectly possible to create different kinds of accessories with one fabric. I design and make everything in my atelier in Belgium.
Most items are packed in upcycled boxes, and are shipped with pre-used packaging as much as possible.
The fabrics I use are purchased or designed in small amounts. Not only does this intensify the uniqueness of the accessories, it also means I have very little “waste”. I save all the scraps of fabric that are left from projects, to create new pieces with later on.
Furthermore, I buy from local shops and fairs and often go to factory sales, to rescue fabric that would otherwise be thrown away.
Linen is one of my favourite materials to work with. Linen is made from the fibres of the flax plant. This plant does not attract a lot of harmful insects, which means farmers don’t have to use pesticides to protect their harvest.
Flax needs very little water and produces a lot of fibres. Isn’t that just great?!
Leather is a material that is often not considered environmentally friendly. There are a lot of chemicals involved in the tanning process. However, there are a few steps we can take to make it a bit less harmful:
The leather I use to create bow ties with, are scraps from a shoemaking factory. The leftover pieces are too small to cut into shoe panels, but are perfect for the creation of bow ties! Zero waste fashion: check!
If I need bigger pieces of leather, I go to local shops to purchase leather that is already on hand. This means leather is never ordered or designed especially for me. Sometimes I even get the chance to find some second hand rescue leather, which always makes me very happy! The scraps from these hides are also saved to produce small items with, for example The Book Manager.
If leather is cared for properly, it will last many, many years. By buying less but better, we can all help a little in our ‘Save the planet’-mission!
As mentioned above, I received multiple trainings:
Furthermore, I did courses in millinery, historical costume, and I learnt how to mend clothes.
I always continue to learn. I think it is important to keep improving your skills, and thanks to the combination of courses, I’ve learnt a few tricks of the trade. Or, rather, trades 😉.
Please roam freely! The pictures on this website show the kind of items I usually make. You can place an order in my webshop.
If you see an item you like, but would prefer a different colour or material, don’t hesitate to contact me for a custom order.
See you soon!
How it started
The name Hedgren was taken from Xavier Kegels’ beloved grandmother, Elisabeth Hedgren.
Her down-to-earth nature, open-minded spirit, and passion for intuitive design were passed on through Xavier’s DNA. They are what make Hedgren the brand it is today.
We’re not just a global network, we’re a global family.
With 7 offices and a network of 3,000 points off sale in more than 50 countries, we have developed a solid global network. As an inclusive brand, we see this network and our partners as an extension of our family, sharing the same values, investing in collaborations and believing in the power of local knowledge and execution.
7 offices worldwide
+ 50 countries
3000 points of sales
Regardless of in-between distances, within our global network we will always be connected by the 6 values that lie embedded in our Hedgren DNA. And we will always be open to include everybody
who shares our values in our family circle. Therefore we look at people with an open mind. We respect their personality and personal style and we’re always ready to fulfil their desire to belong.
FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT
We want everybody to be free to move
It’s our mission to create essential bags and travel gear with smart functionality that helps you handle everyday adventures without compromising on your personality or freedom to move.
We promise that you will become part of an inclusive community that creates and embraces an endless portion of wanderlust.
We help you to get the most out of life by enabling your freedom of movement.
Designed for the true hedgrenist
Our consumers are not looking for the most… or the best… but what offers the most, or the best… for THEM.
What helps them get the most out of life without making compromises. Hedgren designs essential bags and travel gear to enable our consumers to realise the perfect balance between work and play.
The true Hedgrenist wants to use products that express their style every moment of the day, in every possible situation.
Ankerrui 2 Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
29th October29th October Contact: Manufer Gulcu
The story begins in a little village in south eastern Turkey. We are Sunday, it is October 29, 1961, Manufer Gulcu was born. Coming from a modest family, his father is farrier and his mother is housewife. In 1966, the family leaves the village to settle in the city, where his father opens his own workshop and reconverts into the manufacturing of horse saddles. During his early childhood, Manufer goes to school while working in his father’s workshop, where he gets familiar with a craftsmanship profession.
1972: Arrival in Istanbul
In 1972, Manufer Gulcu arrived with his family in Istanbul. The city is large and living conditions difficult, forcing Manufer to quit school at the age of 11 to find work. After accumulating odd jobs, Manufer found an apprentice position in a workshop located in the Beyazit district of Istanbul and discovered the profession of sewing there. Skillful with his hands, he quickly learns and develops technical skills. Very early on, working with leather and natural materials fascinates and ambitions him.
1978: Opening of his first workshop
In 1978, when he was only 17 years old, Manufer becomes an experienced couturier, the most respected position in the profession. His boss then offered him to take over the management of the workshop. He will accept the proposal and team up with his best friend to lead a team of eight workers. At a time considered to be the beginnings of the golden age of leather, Manufer saw its activity grow steadily.
1981: Arrival in Belgium
In 1981, in a tumultuous socio-economic context, Manufer decided to leave Istanbul for Europe, where everything had to be rebuilt. He will work for 3 years in different sewing workshops until the opening of his own workshop, which will later allow him to meet his wife. At that time, the importance of leather and shearling in the world of ready-to-wear was at its peak.
1987: The workshop burns down
On November 12, 1987, the building where the workshop is located burned down. Once again, everything has to be rebuilt. The accident prompted Manufer to renovate the Maison de Maître in Brussels located at 138 Avenue du Roi. He set up his workshops there, which he named MANUFERO, as a tribute to his origins. There he will develop his activities of creation, sales to professionals and individuals. He will also put his couturier know-how at the service of other designers, and will collaborate with prestigious houses such as Natan, Yves Saint-Laurent, Kris Van Assche and Jean-Paul Knot.
1992: 29thOctober is born
In his spirit of creation, Manufer Gulcu decides to put a name on his collections. In 1992, he created his brand, 29THOCTOBER, referring to a triple symbolic date for him and his family.
1999: Marie-Claire France
In 1999, the 29THOCTOBER brand obtained its first publication in a renowned magazine, Marie-Claire France.
2004: Paris international fair
In 2004, the 29THOCTOBER brand was present for the first time at the international ready-to-wear fair in Paris. This event will open the doors of French boutiques to the Maison and give it its European dimension.
2012: MIEL Catwalk
In 2012, the Maison took part in its very first fashion show, the MIEL Catwalk, and presented a preview of its winter 2013-2014 collection.
2018: The team is growing
In 2018, the 29THOCTOBER team is growing and becomes more than ever a family house. Benjamin and Lucie, Manufer’s children, join the company and give it a digital dimension by creating the online store.
2020: The range is growing
The brand takes precedence over innovation and diversification. More than ever willing to perpetuate its craftsmanship and put its know-how at the service of innovative and committed fashion, 29THOCTOBER is launching its first capsule collection in vegetable leather. On the occasion of its birthday, October 29, 2020, the brand unveils its bag line.
Avenue du Roi 138 Brussels 1190 Belgium
Rue Joseph Stevens 41 Brussels 1000 Belgium
LRNCE is a Marrakesh based lifestyle brand focusing on interior decoration and accessories.
It was founded in 2013 by Belgian sun chaser Laurence Leenaert, who revises materials’ purpose and spontaneously combines elements to create uniquely designed pieces.
By sourcing its production in Morocco, LRNCE captures the essence of craftsmanship and stays close to the creating process of its carefully handmade products.
Les soeursLes soeurs
Les Soeurs, the holy triangle. Or 3 sisters with a full time passion for fashion and jewellery, who collect the latest fashion musthaves for you!
In 2011, Belgian fashion-girls Jules, Kay & Clio baptised their label ‘Les Soeurs’. Die hard fashionista’s they are, their mission for that unique bracelet, ring, necklace or handbag is endless. A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do: they gathered in a journey to bring together the most beautiful gemstones, natural leathers and precious metals. The outcome is an exclusive jewellery and accessory collection with a very personal touch, like loads of sister love, created on Belgian territory.
Industrieweg 100A Tessenderlo 3980 Belgium
Wim BruynoogheWim Bruynooghe
WIM BRUYNOOGHE, BORN BRUGES IN 1988, IS A BELGIAN DESIGNER AND GRADUATE OF THE FASHION DEPARTMENT OF THE ANTWERP ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS.
ENCOURAGED BY BELGIAN PRESS, BRUYNOOGHE AND HIS PARTNER LAUR DILLEN STORMS FOUNDED THE WIM BRUYNOOGHE BRAND, PRESENTING THE FIRST READY-TO-WEAR COLLECTION IN SEPTEMBER 2013.
HE SOON FOUND A PLACE FOR HIMSELF IN THE BELGIAN FASHION LANDSCAPE, WINNING THE KNACK WEEKEND AWARD AND OPENING A GUERILLA STORE IN ANTWERP IN MARCH 2015. HOUSED IN A MAGNIFICENT OFFICE BLOCK FROM BACK IN THE DAY, THE STORE PAID RESPECT TO SLEEK AND ELEGANT WIM BRUYNOOGHE GENE.
IN JANUARY 2016, THE DESIGNER WAS FEATURED ON FORBES’ ’30 UNDER 30′-LIST FOR EUROPEAN ENTREPRENEURS. HE WAS SELECTED BY THE AMERICAN BUSINESS MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE MOST PROMISING YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF EUROPE.
ALSO IN 2016, BRUYNOOGHE WAS APPOINTED CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF UCWHY, A BRAND FOUNDED BY ANNE CHAPELLE, CEO OF BVBA 32.
DISTILLATING SPORTS INFLUENCES WHILE QUOTING AND HOMAGING THE WORK OF THE GREAT 20TH CENTURY COUTURIERS, THE NAME WIM BRUYNOOGHE HAS BECOME SYNONYMOUS WITH AN OUTSPOKEN SENSE OF ELEGANCE.
Ateliers & flagship store Rue de Laeken 86 Lakensestraat Brussels 1000 Belgium