9/12/11

Event // Miele Catwalk 2011


























Last Thursday, I had the honor to attend the Miele Catwalk 2011-event at Brussels.
It was as if the whole Belgian fashion 'world' came together to have a look at Belgium's famous, but also new and upcoming designers' collections.

This was probably one of the most fun events I attended in my blogging 'career':
I got the chance to talk with Edouard Vermeulen, designer of one of Belgium's most famous fashion houses Natan, who's a really charming and friendly fella. I even spotted Prince Laurent, a member of our royal family. As you may know, I'm not a big fan of anything close to royal families (and everything that comes with it), but it's always strange to bump into a Prince who blended into the crowd as if he weren't any royalty at all. Plus, I was in great and fun company, which is always a great ingredient to have a fun night.

I was sitting at the 3rd row, and it was kinda hard to take decent pictures, since the people in front of me kept moving all the time. Nonetheless, I did my very best and I hope you can appreciate the pictures.

Below's a 'selection' of my favorite items of my favorite collections.
Let me know which one's your favorite!

P.S.: Still 5 days left to enter the Chanel give away HERE.
P.P.S.: Also 5 days left to vote for me in the Bloggers' Wardrobe competition! I'm not a fan of shameless self promotion, but since it's a concept I actually like, I'm willing to make an exception. You can find all the info on how to vote for me HERE.

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Fashion and Royalty coming together front row!
From right to left: Edouard Vermeulen, Princess Claire and Prince Laurent.
ESSENTIEL

Mixing bright colors with beige and brown - a combo I'm definitely going to try out this fall / winter.

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FILLES A PAPA

I loved this collection because it relates most to my personal style:  a more edgy / rock type of girl. The fact that they use sequins in their items is another plus for me. Give me something shiny and there's a 99 % chance I'll like it. ;) I'm dying to own the sequined pants on the last picture. That baby is going straight to my 'Must Have'-list.

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JANTINE VAN PESKI

Jantine Van Peski was all aboutclean and minimalistic silhouettes with quite some see through pieces. I'm totally in love with the red mini-dress and cape.

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LENNY LELEU

Not the type of beach wear I'd wear myself, but they definitely had the most surprising show: ballerinas working the runway on pointe shoes, making me regret the fact that I never took ballet classes myself.

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SANDRINA FASOLI

A lot of peachy / warm beige colors. I'm not sure if these colors will fit with my skin tone, but I loved her designs too much to keep them from you. The metallic and black leather pants: J'adore!

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AURORE BRUN

That dress: no explanation needed. I love everything about it, from the cut to the fabrics to the colors mixed together.

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NATAN

Thinking of Natan, I immediately link the Belgian fashion house to our royal family, since a lot of Belgian female royals wear Natan. With the Belgian princesses wearing clothes not even close to my personal style, I expected a similar collection. Little did I know I was actually going to love the designs on the runway. Edouard Vermeulen did a great job designing simple, yet very feminine silhouettes, using a lot of black and white - a touch which I really loved in this collection.
See for yourself!

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There were a lot of other designers showing their collections, like Tim Van Steenbergen, Scapa, Olivier Strelli ... but I decided to pick my favorites, which already results in a major picture overload. I am kind of bummed that my pictures of the Tim Van Steenbergen were crap, since I really liked his collection too.

I hope you enjoyed this post, giving you a closer look into Belgian fashion.

x Krizia

18 comments:

  1. 't is echt moeilijk om foto's te nemen op zo'n show, eigenlijk zouden we gwn moeten zeggen: foert! en kijken naar de show ;)

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  2. Voor mijn broer zijn trouw droeg mijn mama een outfit door Nathan en ik vond die echt wel mooi en feestelijk. Ook niet gelijk de kleren die onze princessen dragen :)

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  3. @ Eveline: Ik leg die link onbewust, but they proved me wrong again! :D

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  4. deze collecties zien er prachtig uit!
    Essentiel, sandrina fasoli, aurore brun en natan zijn mn favorieten!
    x
    http://givemetruthloveandfreedom.blogspot.com/

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  5. @Krizia. Tuurlijk meid. Was ook niet slecht bedoeld. Ik heb toen ook pas dit merk op een andere manier leren kennen. Bij een volgende speciale gelegenheid ben ik zelf ook van plan naar hun boutique in Brussel te trekken :).

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  6. Leuke foto's en volgende jaar ben ik er zeker :)

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  7. Sandrina Fasoli and Natan are my favorite!

    xx
    me-travelleroftheworld.blogspot.com

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  8. So many great photos! The swim suit girls look a bit like life guards

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  9. Great collections, Glad you had a good time.

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  10. There are some really nice items :D Thanks for sharing! :)

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  11. Ik had gehoord dat het niet zo een goeie show was, maar wat jij nu getoond hebt vind ik toch wel de moeite eigenlijk hoor!

    x Je suis Sophie

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  12. My favourite was also the Filles a Papa with the sequins!!

    xStace
    TEE&FAME

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  13. I awarded you with a blogger award because I really like your blog!
    Check out my blog to find out about the rules!
    x

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  14. That Aurore Brun dress look amazing ! Kind of makes me think of a peacock, don't know why :D

    Great pictures Krizia !

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  15. J'aime les photos! Super!
    Angela Donava
    http://www.lookbooks.fr

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  16. Love essentiel! Toch nog altijd één van mijn favoriete belgische merken :) x

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  17. @ Eveline: Geen zorgen, ik wist dat het niet slecht bedoeld was! Die boetiek in Brussel ga ik zeker ook eens checken! :D

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