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Minju Kim for H&M

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We all know that H&M and collaborations are a perfect match. We’ve all stood in line for their annual collabs with big brands such as Marni, Margiela or Roberto Cavalli. But H&M doesn’t forget about young talent. Every year they organise the Design Award and this year the winner is Minju Kim, a student at the Fashion Academy in Antwerp with Korean roots. We got the opportunity to meet this promising young designer and take a look at her collection and were both very impressed. Not only is Minju incredibly friendly, her collection turned out beautifully with candy coloured, voluminous silhouettes.
Minju’s source of inspiration was the author Junji Ito and his Manga novels. She loves to dive into his world of black and white drawings and give them her own colourful interpretation. As a designer it was difficult to simplify her collection so it could be commercially produced by H&M, because she never thought real people would wear her collection on the street. Her favourite piece is the monster yellow coat with detachable back. She had to fight really hard to keep this one in the collection. Minju also loves the T-shirts with her drawings on them. It’s the most commercial and wearable piece in this collection but she is very pleased with the result.
Minju’s collection will be available from the 17th of October in Brussels and Antwerp, but sadly not in Ghent! Anyhow, we advise you to make a little roadtrip for this collection because it is just too good. We can assure you the fabrics are really beautiful and qualitative and the prices are very reasonable! Thank you Minju Kim and H&M for the amazing interview and the great afternoon! Now it’s hoping I can get my hands on that sweater…

Dress: Minju Kim
Necklace: Walter Van Beirendonck
Shoes: Prada
Rabbit ring: Me and Zena
Silver ring: Golden Chic

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Laetitia

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A few weeks back, we paid a visit to Antwerp for the Antwerp Fashion Festival. Spread all over town, you could score special discounts, visit blogger closet sales and find great afterparties to finish a day of shopping. We paid a visit to the Pinko boutique and were suprised by Laetitia’s style: elegant and feminine, but with visible influences from the male wardrobe, which is suspected to be one of the main trends for this fall. This look is easy to copy: invest in some manly pieces (or just pay a visit to your local vintage store) and combine them with basics, such as a black skinny and chelsea boots. Laetitia is a true vintage addict, mainly because of the economical aspect. Laetitia is a very creative person: she studies graphic design, sings, plays the violin and the piano, paints and is a model. So she prefers to put her money in new instruments or painting supplies instead of clothes. It’s all about setting priorities!

Shoes: Vintage
Pants: Zara
Sweater: Vintage
Gilet: Vintage (Deans of Scotland)
Hat: Vintage (The King Hat)
Bag: Vintage

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2de Hands & Tiany

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As you guys already noticed in the teaser, we were guests in the beautiful loft of 2dehands.be as part of a collaboration with fashionista Tiany Kiriloff. Tiany got the chance to look for bargains on this auction site and this quest was recorded in several short films, in which she gives all sorts of tips on shopping and selling on 2dehands.be. It seems as if she really got the hang of it, looking at all the treasures she collected, including a Chanel 2.55, Kenzo shoes, clothing from Dries Van Noten, a clutch of Yves Saint Laurent and (my personal favorite) a beautiful winter coat by Sandro. All of this cost no more than 4.000 euros! So be sure take a look at this bargain site and, while you’re there take a look at my personal page! I’m cleaning my wardrobe, so expect a lot of updates during the next few weeks!

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2dehands en Tiany

A small preview of the cooperation between Tiany Kiriloff and 2dehands.be. More coming soon!

Een kleine preview over de samenwerking tussen Tiany Kiriloff en 2dehands.be. Binnenkort meer!

Young Creative Chevrolet

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The second year in a row we got the opportunity to be part of the jury for the Young Creative Chevrolet competition. We had the difficult task to select a winner in the categories of fashion, graphic design and photography. The results were made public at Bozar in Brussels. It was a relief for the Liège fashion students Nysten and Vegter when they heard their name being called as winners in the fashion category. The assignment for the fashion students this year was to develop a look for a supporter of the Manchester United football team. With their sexy and multifunctional design, the creation of these young ladies stood out. Nysten (long hair) and Vegter (short hair) collaborated on this look and this was unique in the competition. In the design process, they are fully complementary: Nysten likes structure, special shapes and a tranforming element in her looks. Vegter is an expert in color combinations and fabric selection. We would like to congratulate the ladies and we cross our fingers that they will get further in the European competition!

Vegter:
Shoes: Call It Spring
Pants: Mango
Top: Mango
Necklace: from grandfather

Nysten:
Top: Mango
Short: Mango
Shoes: Eram
Ring: H&M

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