Before we start this article we want to thank someone and that someone is you. Thank you! Why? Well, all your voting assured us a nomination for a Weekend Blog Award in the category Design. As you might assume, there were some happy dances going on at the I Love Belgium headquarters! But don’t worry, we’ll keep our focus and fulfill our task on delivering your daily portion of Belgian creativity.
And now it’s up to you again. Go the the Flemish part of the Weekend Blog Awards page and vote for us (sadly we’re not present on the French site). So click the button and spread the word! Love – The I Love Belgium Team
It was quiet, very quiet. You could feel that something was coming up. Some muffled coughing, jokers who couldn’t resist to whistle and other people shutting them up by ssshhhh-ing. And than it came. A big, fat monotone beat, you could feel into your throat, making the models march out. Marilyn Manson’s dark version of ‘I put a spell on you’ sounded frightening from the speakers. The models indeed looked like futuristic witches. I even had a Mad Max flashback, but without the enormous shoulder pads. Leather jackets, peplums that could be zippered off, leather waist belts and heavy drapery tops and jackets that reminded me of judo outfits. Collars were reinvented and draped around the neck. Haider Ackermann stayed true to his colour palette: monochrome silhouettes in browns, blacks and tan colours. Nothing new there. But the softness of previous collections made place for strong women, you don’t want to mess with. From fairytale fairies to cyber fairies. During the day conquering the world in long capes or shiny two-piece suits and at night woo-ing their lovers in laser-cut leather dresses or cut-up fluid flare pants. I was immediately enchanted and listening to the cheers during the finale, the whole of Paris was also très enchanté. Read the rest of this entry »