Valérie BerckmansValérie Berckmans
In her boutique-atelier at rue Van Artevelde, Brussels, Valérie Berckmans designs a women’s ready-to-wear line since 2006. Under her eponymous brand, she creates a collection in a graphic and minimalist style, evoking an airy femininity often brightened up with particular details.
Each piece that leaves her workshop is meticulously crafted with fair trade, organic or alternative raw materials (deadstock of fabrics, upcycled vintage pieces).
She is having her collection produced exclusively in Belgian and French workshops to maintain the local know-how and reduce the ecological footprint of her project.
Since April 2021, she works in duo with the fashion designer Théo Auquière on the design of the collection.
In the “boutique-atelier”, nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed into ethical & ecological creations!
From this philosophy was born their zero-waste project. The fabric leftovers from the women’s production are offering new stylistic, practical and circular perspectives, translating into a children collection, ladies underwear & cotton pads, among others.
Valérie Berckmans also sells in the shop creations of other Belgian designers who share the same sustainable philosophy : Atelier Content (shoes), Géraldine Bertrand (knitwear), Aymara (knitwear), O’Leary (leather accessories).
Rue Van Arteveldestraat, 8 Brussels 1000 Belgium
Erratum FashionErratum Fashion Contact: Siré Kaba
The Belgian brand Erratum Fashion offers the urban woman in search of elsewhere a colorful and elegant wardrobe, entirely made in Belgium. At the heart of this approach: prints and fabrics often associated with Africa such as wax, indigo or bazin.
Inspired by Africa and made in Belgium, the Erratum brand is part of the trend of brands that claim their mixed Belgian identity.
Erratum ? Taken from Latin and meaning “the correction of past mistakes”, this name was imposed because the brand intends to propose a new reading of our relationship with Africa and by this means, fight against clichés.
Very Important PixelsVery Important Pixels Contact: Kristof Saelen
Very Important Pixels is a fresh brand that features iconic pixel portraits on fashionable tops and sweaters. Inspired by 80s video games, Belgian designer Kristof Saelen has developed an original and unique style in which he handcrafts his works pixel by pixel
Very Important Pixels™ is a series of illustrations inspired by icons from the past and present. Each pixel portrait has been manually crafted starting from a blank canvas.
A selected collection of works was featured on apparel and other fashionable merchandise and got picked up by world-renowned boutiques such as Kitson (LA), Patricia Field (NYC), Colette (Paris), Spectrum (Milan), Venturer (Tokyo) and many more. Online prominent mentions and interviews include features on Wired, El País (Spain), My Modern Met and numerous blogs and papers. T-shirts and merch are still available online.
Visit our Rarible collection to find limited edition collectibles, hosted on the Ethereum blockchain in the form of non-fungible tokens (NFTs). Each purchased artwork automatically registers the buyer as a certified owner and unlocks secret features such as exclusive access to source files and unpublished artwork versions.
Jasmin BlommaertJasmin Blommaert
‘Jasmin Blommaert’ stands for original Belgian fashion and captivating bridal wear, characterized by unique, personalized fabric designs and tailoring.
In combination with high-quality fabrics, we go for
a contemporary, stylish and comfortable look.
Clothes that are made for you…
For every occasion.
For every individual
One-stop shop and info:
Monday 12h – 18h
Thursday 12h – 19h
Saturday 10 am – 5 pm
Bride / Made-to-measure clothing: by appointment only
Kontichsesteenweg 47b Aartselaar 2630 Belgium
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
FRANKLYFRANKLY Contact: Annelies Braeckman
Kloosterstraat 82 Antwerpen 2000 Belgium
Véronique LeroyVéronique Leroy Contact: Véronique Leroy
An BuermansAn Buermans
ABOUT AN BUERMANS
An Buermans is a fashion designer based in Antwerp,
The focus of all An’s collections is how to
maintain a beautiful balance between wearable fashion
and the environment. Her designs last longer than just
a season, that’s why An Buermans love’s to work with
small collections, so you will buy limited and unique
An Buermans’s production is 100% made in Belgium.
She works with an Antwerp based couture atelier and
her knitwear is produced in Sint Niklaas, once the mecca of knitwear in the Belgium history of fashion. Something to be very proud of.
An knows how to cut fabrics with as little residual waste as possible, she loves a challenge.
An Buermans’s style is all about natural and up-cycle fabrics, high-spirited color and unique prints. The exclusive soft fabrics are a must, even if these come in very limited capacity.
She designs own prints and works close together with a local artists-atelier that applies a screen printing technique with water-based dyes.
It’s importent to know yourself and keep your values!
#Lovewhatyoudo #Knowwhatyouwear #Whomadeyourcloth #followyourfeeling
Karel Geertsstraat 5 Antwerpen 2140 Belgium
Everdijstraat 20 ANTWERP 2000 Belgium
Patou Saint GermainPatou Saint Germain
Her firstname smells like the best fragrances and her name takes us to the artists’ Paris.
It’s because Patou Saint Germain has the exoticism of her ethnic background – she was born at Pointe-à-Pitre – and the creativity of the most famous fashion designers. She doesn’t hesitate to try new and inspiring experiences.
In her shop, located at rue Africaine in Saint-Gilles (Brussels), Patou creates for women. She wants to highlight the best part of womanhood in each women.
The purpose of the choice of shapes and materials is to beautify the body while maintaining the practical and comfort characteristics.
Patou Saint Germain creates ready-made clothes (directly or tailor-made) like evening wears, wedding dresses…but temporary creations, art pieces, and chocolate dresses too.
She likes to surprise and play with the different faces of her personality through her art.
Let’s start from the beginning…
Patou Saint Germain was born in 1970 in Guadeloupe and, when she’s 2 years old, comes in France with her parents.
She grows up in a family of six children. From a very young age, Patou creates clothes for her dolls.
At 15, she decides to become a fashion designer and passed the entrance exam of the school “Ecole supérieure des Arts appliqué Duperré”, the only public fashion school in Paris.
She dives into the fashion world like we can do with a religion.
During her studies, she works as a salesperson at Promod and wins the competition of young designers. Promod hires her immediately as a junior fashion designer.
Quickly propeled as a chief fashion designer, she travels a lot to “type” her products…USA, Italy, Japan…
The love brings her to Brussels where she works during one year for Caroline Biss.
In no time, she wants to stand on her own feet : she opens her shop and begins to draw, create and produce. That’s where Patou entertains her clients, offers ready-made clothes and…some tea.
An other approach of the fashion world.
« I always wanted to revolutionize the fashion world. The relation between the women and the clothes is very important. It’s the extension of her body and reflects her state of mind. When a women says that she hasn’t anything to wear while the wardrobe is full, it means that she’s a new person and wants other thing that she doesn’t own. A few husbands understand it thus.
I want to support women and give them a « tool » for making them feel ease and seducing. I am at their service for their aesthetic appearance including my two cents’ worth. For example, I love the crossed heart structure because it’s enveloping and draws body’s curves. It’s comfortable and feminine.»
From the story of the suit to the Japanese influence
« By studying the story of the suit, we realize that the unsaid was implicit via the suit. This one has been replacing the language in a time when the women did not have a say. »
Patou Saint Germain feels attracted by Japan, especially by Issey Miyake and her conceptual shapes with the search of simplicity that gives some strength.
« I’m an African from Europe and, like many people that feel displaced, pursue a sort of quest for an identity. »
This search is found in her creations that involve Africa and Occident via shapes and materials. Ideas and models emerge from the discoveries of different materials, variation of silk, flax, mesh or African basin.
« I love the « Makeba »(*) style drawing and the Japanese lines like hide-and-seek jackets of kimonos. »
The worry of womanhood and originality of the style serve as a conductor line for the creation of the models.
The enhancement of the feminine body , the search of the appropriate garment and the availability are Patou’s work characteristics too.
(*) in reference to the South African singer Miriam Makeba
We should step out of our comfortable zone and search other inspiring sources, try the unknown and show ourselves in other aspects.
That’s what Patou does when she creates amazing and audacious chocolate dresses with the chocolate maker Laurent Gerbaud for The Salon du Chocolat.
Or whether when she creates a dress with ropes and the top hat for the exhibition City Doll in Brussels. This one has been sold in an auction for a charitable work.
And tomorrow ?
« I want to continue showing that it’s possible to wear clothes differently to highlight the most beautiful part of the women. Her body is a treasury. It needs to be pampered and highlighted. What gives me the most pleasure ? It’s seeing a women’s face changing when she wears a dress…It illuminates !
Monday & Sunday – Closed
Tuesday– Saturday – 11:30 – 18:30
96, rue Africaine Brussels 1060 Belgium
Julia JuneJulia June
Ter Mote 2 Nevele 9850 Belgium