Tan-Dem Press CommunicationTan-Dem Press Communication
TANDEM, the only independent communication & brand strategy agency offering their services in the Benelux and Swiss markets, specialised in Art, Beauty, Design, Fashion, Gastronomy, Luxury and Travel. Claudine Duvivier and her passionate, multilingual team of 17 dedicated lifestyle, events, showroom and social experts created the company over 15 years ago, forming a perfect unified TANDEM credo.
Each account is handled by highly qualified corporate and product communication specialists working hand in hand, which allows us to be aligned with our client needs and current projects. TANDEM’s main missions include media consultancy, unique and memorable (virtual) clienteling experiences, brand relationship building, enrolling brand campaigns and creating new content, setting out partnerships and exclusive targeted gatherings, all whilst boosting corporate
Avenue Brugmannlaan 77 Brussels 1190 Belgium
Tissu StoryTissu Story Contact: Delphine Sunnaert
At TissuStory, you will find a selection of quality fabrics and haberdashery items to create your fashion.
We favor fabrics made in Europe and we source our supplies in particular from Belgian and Italian suppliers. We also offer fabrics designed by Belgian designers. In addition to the origin, the quality of the fabrics is essential for us.
And because the quality of a fabric is not assessed through a screen but is touched, we offer you the possibility of ordering samples of our fabrics. To do this, go to the “Samples” section.
The TissuStory team is at your disposal if you have any questions or special needs. Write to us via the form in the “Contact” section.
Let your creativity speak & Have fun!
Avenue des Déportés, 84 Ramillies 1367 Belgium
Tirez vous les FillesTirez vous les Filles
Fashionable in a nutshell
Why not stand out with a glam rock look, based on zippered modukes.
Consuming better to consume less, quality rather than quantity. A dress that bends to all your desires, which vary according to the time of day, the season, the weather, the occasions, the unexpected,…
16 dresses, in one dress. 2 dresses, that’s no less than 256 possible customizations. 3 dresses, it’s 4,096 possible combinations with another color or another material that we modulate, often vinyl or imitation leather materials.
In addition, design and fashion 100% made in Belgium.
A line of jewelry and accessories finished with zippers completes the range, with the use of fish leather, another way to become sustainable.
Vieux Chemin 50 Bruxelles 1180 Belgium
Tom Van der BorghtTom Van der Borght Contact: Tom Van der Borght
T.VDB is the artistic fashion studio founded by Belgian multi-disciplinary fashion artist Tom Van der Borght.
The label focuses on humans rather than gender, as the core of T.VDB is hard to pinpoint under one binary definition, description or title.
T.VDB works as an independent artist, with a focus on fashion, textile, graphics, video, installation and scenography.
He is the producer of his own free work and works on commission for various partners.
Tom Van der Borght got his Fashion Design degree in 2012 at the Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten of Sint-Niklaas. Both during and after his studies he won international fashion prices and competitions.
From 2012 to 2016 he had the pleasure of showing his work during Berlin, Paris, London and Panama Fashion Week. His collections were sold in the USA, Japan and across Europe.
As a commissioned artist T.VDB worked for companies like Mercedes-Benz, Premiere Vision, DS Automobiles and Le19M. Next to that he creates artwork and video’s for national and international music artists.
In 2021 Tom received a master degree at Zuyd Hogeschool Maastricht, focusing on the intersection between performance, fashion and artistic research.
Before studying arts, Tom got his bachelors degree in Social Studies and worked for in various social organisations for several years.
Discovering at the age of 27 he suffers from a heriditary neuropathic muscle disorder confronted T.VDB with the question what is really important in life. This was the catharsic moment when he decided to study fashion design and pursue his childhood dreams.
During his study he was already confronted with the borders between fashion and art. Reflecting on his own background in social work and his own personal disposition in life led to questioning social structures, definitions, limits, … The visual language T.VDB develops goes far beyond clothes and is always creating a highly personal and questioning universe. It combines media and is crossing borders between fashion and arts.
T.VDB has an ongoing fascination for defects and errors, which comes from his own experience and the questioning of the genetic errors that shaped the designer from his birth.
Finding a place in society has always been a core element in Van der Borght’s work and life. This generated a strong interest for tribal culture, rituals and alternative/indigenous/ social structures, including elements like costumes, ritual dance and performative acts.
Being born in a typical Flemish middle class family, where culture didn’t really exist, T.VDB was fascinated by pop culture, MTV and subcultures.
“My first fashion inspiration came from the 80s, when i looked to magazines like “Mode, C’est Belge”. My mother’s classic couture training also influenced me in my love Of clothing.”
Later on in life I got introduced to more “higher” forms of “culture”. Essential in my work is the mix of those two opposites of “culture”, not necessarily as rivals or opposites. “
Marcel Duchamps once quoted : “ I do not believe in Art, I believe in Artists”.
T.VDB’s generous attitude and authentic radical way of thinking define him as a designer and an artist.
T.VDB ’s view on fashion (and clothes) isn’t purely economics:
his work could be seen as artistic objects. Clothes and outfits become part of a bigger pictures and crossing borders leads to creating a full universe, a total package.
It results in a fascination for creating video, scenography, performance and alternative ways of presentation.
A catwalk presentation has a very strong performative energy, being a boost of energy, a “hic et nunc” reflection on the present with a big artistic value.
Fashion is always a representation of the present. In his work T.VDB translates this in trying to marry the past to the future (which for him is the essence of “present”).
In 2019, T.VDB took a restart. He focuses on an elaborate masterpiece “7 ways to be TVDB”, which is a multidisciplinary selfportrait that borders on the edges between high tech bricolage, haute couture, avantgardistic fashion and low tech performance. A first stage of this work was presented in the FashionClash festival in Maastricht , and won both the Grand Jury Festival Prize as the Audience Award. With this collection the designer won the prestigious Grand Prix du Jury at the 35th Festival Internationale de La Mode de Hyères in 2020, as well as the highly desired Public Prize. His jubilant, theatrical men’s collection was praised by designer Jonathan Anderson, who presided over a jury that included, among others, consultant Amanda Harlech, model Kaia Gerber, sound maverick Michel Gaubert, photographer Tyler Mitchell, journalist Derek Blasberg and editor-in-chief of GQ, Oliver Lalanne
“What we really, really admired in the work of Tom Van Der Borght is that it was a totally new type of form, new type of shape, new type of commitment to a silhouette, and it was uncompromising,” Anderson said during a remote award ceremony. “And in this moment we are in, we as a jury believe that it was about starting this new decade with newness, this idea of originality.” Anderson continued: “It was not about looking at something for its automatic commercial sense. It was about the beauty within fashion, the handmade, the technique, and the risk in it. And I think Tom has really achieved something in what he has done and I think he will go on to do very well.”
In 2021, T.VDB had the honour to open Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Berlin, with a stunning performance he created with choreographer Blanca Li, to accompany his latest collection.
For the 36th edition of the International Festival de la Mode, he launches his new collection “Time For Love”. The collection was realised in close collaboration with Le19M, Chanel’s legendary “ateliers des Metièrs d’Art” and the support of Premiere Vision.
In the troubled world we are living in nowadays, all of us are urging for connection and closeness. We’ve been distanced, physically and psychologically but now, it’s time for love.
T.VDB welcomes you to a brighter future and a celebration of human connection. The collection is an invitation to enter the playful and colorful universe of the collection. Garments leave the borders of the individual human body and search for connections with other humans through cut, detail and accessories. The pieces play on the intersection of textures, artwork and colour.
Everybody is invited to join this contemporary tribe of neo-hippies, lonesome cowboys and genderfluid hybrid creatures, feeling the emotion in the silence and embracing love as an empowerment tool.
TurbulenceTurbulence Contact: Thijs Brondeel Tamara De Mey
Turbulence is a cross-border public relations and brand strategy agency specialising in the luxury, lifestyle fashion, beauty, travel, design, and art sectors. Perennially current, we craft compelling solutions to all communication needs. Turbulence excels in brand building, sales consultancy, integrated print and digital media strategies, content creation, and art direction. Astute and versatile, we develop eloquent PR strategies tailored to the needs of each brand. Turbulence links local insights to a personal network among international journalists, fashion shapers and influencers. The agency operates in Belgium, Benelux and the international market.
Rue François Stroobant 45-47 Brussels 1050 Belgium
Tanghe Machinebouw s.a. is a company with over 20 years of experience in machine construction. Skill and perfection are the cornerstones of our activity. Perfectly skilled personnel and state of the art machinery are the main assets of our action.
Our know-how is you guarantee for a customized product and service
You speak in terms of automotion, prototypes? No problem! Just keep in mind that all our products are perfectly cut to size. To your size.
There is even more. We have worldwide ambitions. But that cannot be much of a problem when we produce all our master cards…
We produce machines used in the production of woven carpets starting from longitudinal cutting, over folding, longitudinal overedging, transversal cutting and transversal fringing, edging, glueing,… We also produce conveyors and inspection tables, that are used in the whole chain. At the end of the production, our machines can fully automatically roll and pack the carpets. All machines are completely build along your needs.
Waregemstraat 620 Deerlijk 8540 Belgium
Toos FrankenToos Franken
Belgian designer Toos Franken started her career in fashion at the renowned Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. Toos Franken has been pushing for a more transparent and inclusive fashion industry for years. Her critical attitude towards the industry translates among other things into her choice for exclusively producing in Belgium. Furthermore Toos Franken obtains a unique position in the world of fashion by creating and drawing the patterns for each and every design herself. A grand craftsmanship by which Toos Franken makes an exceptional contribution to a women’s wardrobe.
You can’t help but get drawn into designer Toos Franken’s thought process when you meet her. Speaking quietly but decidedly flashing a quick smile between sentences she bounces ideas back and forth, allowing you to track the creative process churning synchronously alongside her focus on business realism.
Starting out where most of Belgium’s cream of the crop matured, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp Fashion Department, Toos Franken navigated dropping out early (having a baby will change the course of your life quite considerably), starting afresh sewing in the ateliers of our greats Haider Ackermann and Ann Demeulemeester. This lead to her taking on a new course to become a pattern designer and raising a second kid while branching out as an independent designer.
After a major switchup to aseasonal collections she opened her own flagship store in the nucleus of Belgian fashion: the spot across from MoMu fashion museum in Antwerp’s Nationalestraat. KNOTORYUS
Toos Franken (1989) was born and raised on country grounds in Antwerp, Belgium. Founder of namesake label Toos Franken, established in 2014. Member of the Cronos group since 2017.
FROM NOW ON
From now on, you will take this moment to be your brave self; to be true to yourself, in good times and bad; in sickness and health; you will never accept another’s standard for success as you get yours one measure higher; you will love yourself and honour your beliefs for every day of your life.
When you’re finished, no one will ever look at us the same way again.
Steegstraat 18 Balen 2490 Belgium
Tim CoppensTim Coppens Contact: Tim Coppens
Tim Coppens was founded in New York in 2011.
Born and raised in Belgium, Tim Coppens graduated from the internationally acclaimed Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 1998. He has worked with various luxury and sports-performance brands as Adidas and Ralph Lauren before founding his own label. SS15 marks the first full expansion of Tim Coppens into womenswear.
His collections are defined as athletic luxury portrayed with elegance and sophistication. Craftsmanship is blended with innovation.
The energy of the city, street culture, as well as a pulse that feels the present and the future are sources of inspiration.
Since his first season, Tim Coppens has received strong support and praise from both retailers and press. WWD selected him as part of the “10 of Tomorrow” Rising Stars. Barneys New York immediately ordered his first collection and international retailers followed suit, including Dover Street Market, Isetan, Club 21, Harvey Nichols UK, Mr. Porter and Lane Crawford.
In 2012 he received the Ecco Domani Award for “Best New Menswear Designer”. The following year he was awarded the Fashion Group International Rising Star of the Year. Most recently Coppens was a top 10 finalist for the LVMH Prize and the 2014 winner of the CFDA Swarovski Award for Menswear. This year he has been nominated for the CFDA “Menswear Designer of the Year” Award.
Triolet NVTriolet NV
Triolet is een Belgische firma, gevestigd in Denderleeuw, op zowat 25 km van Brussel-Hoofdstad en sinds 1971 op de lingeriemarkt actief.
Triolet was in haar beginjaren een kleine firma met hoofdzakelijk export naar Frankrijk. In de daaropvolgende jaren groeide het bedrijf dankzij haar collectie gaines, jartellengordels, corselets, slips en beha’s.
Export naar nieuwe landen leerde ons dat we goede producten hadden voor wereldwijde export. Hoofdzakelijk naar Frankrijk, Nederland, Zwitserland, Oostenrijk, Duitsland, Portugal en Malta. Nieuwe marken werden recent aan de lijst toegevoegd, zijnde de Golfstaten, Iran, VS, Libanon, Israël en Denemarken.
Triolet N.V. A. De Cockstraat 18 Denderleeuw 9470 Belgium