Last weekend you could find the Re’Belles at the Brussel Fashion Days. Some of you already got some sneak peeks on or snapchats (nenaheld & jozefienandrea).
This year the event took place at The Square on Mont des Arts.Great location! We, being ‘bruxelloises’, didn’t really realize what went on inside this glass cube. Once we got in, it struck us how few people were present. It was like we we’re too soon, although we definitely weren’t – we’re always fashionably late. But you don’t hear us complaining, because the less people were there, the more we had the chance to try everything out without having to wait in a long que.
On the downstairs floor you could find different fashion pop-up stores, where you could get your hair done by Wella, your lips by Mac cosmetics, your nails by Cam&Léone, the Zalando box and much more. There were multiple brands who came to present their collection. We even enjoyed a little gin tonic while getting a tour at the Dorian Van Overeem stand. Nevertheless we felt like some of the stands they invited were not correctly chosen. Besides the Zalando-stand and a few exceptions, not many pop-ups were relevant to the target audience… Unfortunately.
After walking around the showroom it was about time for ‘the big moment’. In comparison to the amount of people present in the showroom, the amount of people there for the fashionshow seemed to had quadrupled. After an hour of waiting, ‘till everything was set-up and everyone found their seats, the show could begin.
The fashionshow included designs by Brunel Mintona, Doriane van Overneem, Toos Franken, Sarah Josis, Mansour Badjoko, Ilke Cop and Chapelart. But we didn’t only get to see models showing clothes, we also enjoyed dance performances which gave the show an extra interesting aspect. Our favorites were definitely Brunel Mintona with lots of neutral coloured yet feisty designs and Toos Franken with a contemporary collection which consisted out of very wearable, beautiful pieces. Although we loved seeing this show of Belgian produce, we also expected a little more from this show.