Last weekend, Brussels-based La Cambre kicked of the Fashion Academies graduation season. Being part of Europe’s top-notch fashion design schools, exceptions were high, as always, but they were definitely met.
Scenography was designed by Simon Siegmann and was truly impeccable. A system of ropes split up the catwalk in two pieces. A pure but clever and dynamical solution to every fashion designer’s catwalk needs.
4TH YEAR SELECTION
The collection of Marine Serre was inspired by Flemish Renaissance Masters. Think pleated textiles, voluminous shapes and elegant cuts.
Julian Klausner’s collection gave a contemporary and fashionable twist to the Belgian Tricolore, with some 70’s vibes and a hint of western. The funky shoes were a collision between traditional cowboy boots and sky-high pumps.
Complementary colours stand out in Marian Mazmishvili’s collection. She designed modular pieces that can be worn inside out too, in order to contribute to the identity of the owner. The embroidered tattoos on the knitwear make the looks stand out.
Anna Tanaka’s silhouettes were clean with a certain edge, with clean and sharp cuts. Sober, neutral colour tones were combined with calming patterns. The giant pompoms on the shoes topped it off, while adding a playful element.
5TH YEAR SELCTION
Urban Military inspiration forms the leitmotiv in the graduation collection of Naomi Courau. The collection mainly consists of camouflage prints, oversized nets and strong metal zippers. The cuts are oversized yet very feminine at the same time.
Fabien Verriest showed colourful, fluorescent and geometrical inspired looks for the contemporary man. I must admit, those pink sandals made my heart skip a beat.