Brussels young fashion scene is getting together this weekend for the first edition of Dress is More, a pop-up sample sale of clothes, accessories, furniture and books at the Center for Fashion and Design. Two Belgian artists Alexia de Ville and Sophie Corouge are hosting the event, which kicks off on Friday night with a party from 6 to 10pm, including music by DJ Geoffroy Mugwump. If you can’t make it on Friday, the Center will be open on Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 8pm.
The sale will feature a great mix of up-and-coming Belgian designers, including Céline Lellouche, Conni Kaminsky, Girls from OMSK, Les Inséparables, Samuel Dronet, TellMee, and Tenue de Ville. Others included are Cuisine Française, a French jewelry designer, Cabine & Canape, clothing and vintage furniture shop, and the bookstore TROPISMES Libraires.
I’m loving Conni Kaminsky’s Autumn/Winter 2011 collection. Born in Germany, Conni founded her label in Brussels in 2005 and opened her first shop in 2007 in the Dansaert area. The blend of simple silhouettes and luxurious fabrics are lovely.
Samuel Dronet’s humorous menswear line is also worth checking out. How great is that plaid coat with the red trousers?! (I don’t think the husband would go for it though;))
And I’ll of course be curious to see the home decor items on offer from Cabine & Canape. I want that starburst mirror!
The event is hosted at the Centre of Fashion and Design, a project supported by Modo Brussels, Brussels Export and the European Regional Development Fund, which looks for new and practical ways to help Brussels’ fashion scene.
Centre Mode & Design Bruxelles
10 Place du Nouveau Marché aux Grains
Images via Dress is More, Conni Kamanski, Samuel Dronet and Cabine & Canape.