jeudi 20 juin 2013

SHOW2013 Backstage - Antwerp Fashion Department

SHOW2013 Backstage - Antwerp Fashion Department from AP Hogeschool on Vimeo.

An impression backstage at SHOW2013, the graduation show of the Antwerp Fashion Department. #antwerpfashion

Robert Mapplethorpe Au Début (works from 1970 to 1979)

 Robert Mapplethorpe
Pictures/Self Portrait (edition of 10 + 2 AP), 1977 silver gelatin print 40.6 x 50.8 cm MAPP-738-1977

 Arnold Schwarzenegger (edition of 10 + 2 AP), 1976 silver gelatin print 50.8 x 40.6 cm MAPP-732-1976

Charles Tennant (edition of 10 + 2 AP), 1978 silver gelatin print 40.6 x 50.8 cm MAPP-764-1978

 'I’m looking for the unexpected. I’m looking for the things I have never seen before.' Robert Mapplethorpe 

Xavier Hufkens is pleased to present an exhibition of the early work by legendary American artist Robert Mapplethorpe in the new gallery space in rue Saint Georges, Brussels. This is a show that will enchant Mapplethorpe connoisseurs – through the one off quality of the polaroid works and the chance to see the earliest seeds of lifelong friendships in the silver gelatin prints. The works equally introduce the novice and enthusiast to Mapplethorpe’s compelling and compulsive oeuvre, marked by extremes of elegance and grace.

Robert Mapplethorpe Au Début (works from 1970 to 1979)
6 June˜20 July 2013

107 rue St-Georges | St-Jorisstraat

lundi 10 juin 2013


Back in 2003, Aurelyen, then a young French artist, travels the world in search of artistic inspirations and decides to move to Peru. In the slums of Lima, he meets a small team of sewers and initiates with them a revolutionary project that combines artistic creation and social commitment. The success of Misericordia on the international stage is immediate. Over the years, our studio grows and becomes La Cabaña de Alta Costura Misericordia, a vast laboratory of creation and production in which a team of 40 people manufactures with passion the Misericordia collections.

Aurelyen, who lives halfway between France and Peru, is now a recognized designer. He designs all the collections, mixing the strong tendencies of the season with chic and timeless basics. Misericordia’s wardrobe focuses on fetish pieces punctuated with the desires of the moment. Sophistication and comfort are the hallmarks of our style. We choose each raw material through a local sourcing enabling us to develop high quality garments and help stimulate the country economy. That is why Tanguïs and Pima cottons, Modal,baby alpaca or organic cotton are Misericordia’s lighthouses materials.

Misericordia is also a project with a strong artistic dimension combining drawingphotographycinema,designpoetrymusic and travel. Our mission is to promote the Latin American art scene through our collections, our campaigns and films. We regularly work with leading names in fashionart and design, with whom we share the same vision: Kris Van AsscheBernard WillhemLutzStephan Schneider, the designer matali crassetABICI or the eyewear manufacturer Waiting For The Sun.

Misericordia collections are sold alongside the best international designers in over 120 prestigious shops worldwide: Le Bon Marche, Colette, Le 66 Champs Elysees, Harvey Nichols, Isetan ...

mardi 4 juin 2013



CEDRIC CHARLIER special event at Hunting and Collecting on June 15.

Hunting and Collecting is proud to announce a special event on june 15
with Belgian fashion designer Cedric Charlier.
The installation - based on his FW13 runway collection - will occupy to totality of the boutique 
on 17 rue des Chartreux between 7pm and 11 pm.

Followed by an afterparty with Parisian DJ Christophe Pierson

This special event is part of MADIFESTO, first edition of the MAD Brussels Fashion Festival
and his been produced with the support of MAD Brussels

lundi 3 juin 2013

MAD Brussels Fashion Festival

MAD Brussels, the Brussels Centre for Fashion and Design, presents the first edition of the festival dedicated to Fashion and Metiers, MADIFESTO, which runs from Thursday 6 to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Brussels.

For 10 days, the general public and professionals will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes of many trades fashion photographer fashion make-up artist, the student to independent fashion designer. Under the title of MAD, MADE, MADE-UP, MAKE-UP the public will discover performances and fashion shows, as well as artistic works of several Belgian photographers.

Thursday, June 6: Lesson Mode with Mr Didier Grumbach
Friday, June 7: Showroom 13 (Showroom Designers Brussels) + La Cambre Fashion Show 13 [s]
Saturday, June 8: La Cambre Fashion Show 13 [s]
Tuesday, June 11: Mad Fashion Forum
Thursday, June 13: Opening exhibition MASTERS - La Cambre Mode [s] (until Sunday, 16.06)
Friday, June 14: Opening MAD, MADE, MADE-UP, MAKE-UP - expo fashion photography with Serge Leblon, Pierre Debusschere, Etienne Tordoir, Laetitia Bica, etc..
Saturday, June 15: MAD, MADE, MADE-UP, MAKE-UP - The Backstage (performance mode / photo studio) with Pierre Antoine Vettorello


Swatch surfaces with a new look on life and a Scuba watch with a difference: it’s not just for divers, it’s for the rest of us, too. As we sail the streets of a gridlocked city, board a submarine subway for a storm-tossed ride home, or take the wheel of a sloop in downtown Manhattan, there’s no limit to the power of our imagination when unleashed by passion and the new Scuba Libre from Swatch . 
The new Scuba Libre Collection does give water fans what they want, of course. Big, bold indicators in high-contrast colours are easy to read when swimming with the fish in the wonder of life undersea. Hands-on, rotating bezels and snug, rugged silicone straps do the rest. 

But for visionaries on dry land, it’s the look that counts – sexy and sea-worthy at the same time. So three of the new models open up the dial to show coloured movements in translucent cases, and the eye-candy colours are trending now, too. And for the urban gentleman who’s secretly mad about the sea, more models speak openly of his passion. Brash, competent and supremely confident, a real sailor knows what he wants – and gets it, underwater and above. 

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