belgian names are becoming increasingly common on the international catwalk-belgium has firmly established itself in the fashion world in recent years. young, fresh talent continues to emerge in the wake of the "antwerp six," documented by ludion in the book "belgian fashion design". promising new designers are already making their mark in paris and milan, and ludion has taken the opportunity of the antwerp fashion show "mode 2001" to focus on ten of these new trendsetters, designers such as xavier delcour and oliver theyskens, in "young belgian fashion design". fashion writer veerle windels and photographer etienne tordoir explore their unconventional and pioneering designs, discuss their ideas, and bring the reader a breath of the new wind blowing through belgium's fashion landscape.
"their names may be unpronounceable and their clothes can be tricky, but belgian designers have contributed immeasurably to the fashion lexicon. this is a timely assessment of their individuality and impact." harper's on "belgian fashion design"
designers include: veronique branquinho, xavier delcour, angelo figus, raf simons, olivier theyskens