We admit, we don’t do enough about Belgian music on I Love Belgium (you can still hit us up to become an I Love Belgium music editor, but sorry we cannot pay you since we are an non-profit Belgium-loving platform). But when we do it, we really like someone! That’s why we want to introduce you to Juriji Der Klee. Read the rest of this entry »
People who read our latest article about Belgian fashion will have noticed that there was someone missing from the list. We’re talking of course about Jean-Paul Lespagnard, one of our favorite young Belgian designers. The trucker son from the Belgian city of Liège who has been praised by the likes of Suzy Menkes and Lele Acquarone presented his Fall/Winter collection two weeks ago in Paris in a packed Gaité Lyrique. Read the rest of this entry »
After reading Suzy Menkes’ first comments in the New York Times about Jean-Paul Lespagnard , the I Love Belgium team was thinking she was being nostalgic, wanting to find a new type of Walter or a Jean-Paul Gaultier, but we’re sure she also saw that he was bringing something new: great presentation, interesting textures and a great Belgian touch of surrealism. Read the rest of this entry »
The fashion weeks presenting the new Fall Winter 2012 collections have started and the fashion pack is moving from one fashion capital to another. If you still have to figure what do have to wear this Summer, the I Love Belgium team summed up the Spring Summer 2012 trends for you. Read the rest of this entry »
It isn’t since the 1997 Pop Mart U2-tour, when Walter Van Beirendonck designed the costumes (Bono’s muscle-tee is still engraved in our memory), that Belgian avant-garde fashion is so present in the international music scene!
We’ve been expresing our love for Jean-Paul Lespagnard‘s work for quite some time. It’s just the fact that he’s an all round visual artist and not only a fashion designer. He’s a genius in creating a certain atmosphere and that’s certainly why he is also a great fashion designer. Read the rest of this entry »
One to watch during Paris Fashion Week these last days is without any doubt Belgian designer Jean-Paul Lespagnard. In 2008 Jean-Paul, he already drew the eye of the international fashion scene when he won two awards at the International Fashion Festival in Hyères (France), which led to the creation of a capsule collection for the French brand 123. Read the rest of this entry »
Javier Barcala is a Belgium based fashion image-maker and activist gathering creative minds together to make a point in fashion business. Although he ‘s not Belgian from origin, his presence means a lot to Belgian fashion business, because he feels highly related to Belgian designer’s belief in craftsmanship. Read the rest of this entry »