Exhibition “The Belgians: An Unexpected Fashion Story”

Hi people,

In my last post, I told you about the Prima Donna exhibition I went to.  During the summer, I also took the time to visit two other exhibitions: “The Belgians – An Unexpected Fashion Story“, and “Bellissima – The Story of Five Dresses“.

Obviously, I was especially excited to see The Belgians, since I’m a huge fan and supporter of Belgian fashion.  Well, I was NOT disappointed!  It was interesting thanks to the “historic” pieces; but also because there were designs from famous designers (Raf Simons, Olivier Theyskens, Martin Margiela, for instance); because there were designs from maybe lesser known, talented designers; and designs from up and coming ones (Filles à Papa, Jean-Paul Lespagnard for instance): (not my photos, credits here):

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There were eye catching shoes that gave me goose bumps (not my photo, credit here):

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My only regret is that there were not more pieces!

The other exposition, Bellissima, had a similar vibe to Prima Donna’s: small and dark room, and a cosy and enchanting atmosphere.  The exhibition was about the Italian Haute Couture; and as the title says, only five dresses were displayed, but they all were accompanied with the corresponding sketches.  There also were incredible, stunning jewels (those are my pictures):

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Also, I would like to make a special mention to the “PJs”, Italians really are super elegant.  I don’t dress like that when I’m alone at night :p

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Before I leave you, I want to tell you a little anecdote.  I went to the expo with my mum and my sister.  While we were leaving, I was talking to them and the lil’ sis’ started to make weird faces at me.  Turned out there was Didier Vervaeren, the curator of the exhibition, standing right next us.  I was kinda starstruck 😀

Did you go see the expo?  Did you enjoy it?  What was your favorite part?

xoxo

S

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